"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday 25 July 2014

Petition: Grant asylum to Maimuna Jawo 


Maimuna is a member of a hereditary caste of 'cutters' - women who carry out FGM.  A few years ago she fled Gambia to escape being forced to become a cutter and courageously spoke out against the practice :

She has already herself experienced detention and is at risk of removal to Gambia, where she and her family would be in danger.

BBC documentary about Maimuna :

Via Movement for Justice :

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