Well for starters the eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted the new header image! It is an extract from a textbook I found lying around in an orthopaedic theatre a while back, and it still brings a smile to my face every time I see it!
As for this week’s #TOTW i’m going to use it to highlight the issue of FGM – female genital mutilation:
‘Three people have been convicted of
#FGM in a landmark trial in Australia’ #CultureVersusTorture #EndFGM http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/13/female-genital-mutilation-trial-young-girl-convinced-jury-australia …
This week saw the end of a trial in Australia that lasted over 2 months, whereby a mother along with 2 others were found guilty of having carried out FGM. The above link provides an interesting summary of the case and is worth taking a look at if you’re at all concerned about FGM and its continued practice in places all around the world. I also tweeted this week about another FGM piece in The Guardian – again, well worth a read:
Really interesting piece on efforts to get the
#Embera community in Columbia to #UnderstandFGM and to #EndFGM http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/nov/19/colombia-embera-female-genital-mutilation-mystery-myth-misgiving …
I won’t say I hope you enjoy reading them, as they aren’t the kind of articles you “enjoy” reading per se. However, they are most certainly interesting, informative and educational.