Jess McCabe // 5 February 2009
The Irish government is intent on deporting Pamela Izevbekhai and her two daughters to Nigeria, even though they face female genital mutilation if they return.
Izevbekhai has already seen one of her daughters die from the aftereffects of FGM, and fled the country because her husband’s family planned to forcibly mutilate her remaining two girls. Watch this video for more info:
The Irish government refuses to protect these two young girls by granting the family asylum, and is preparing to deport them.
Go to the Let Them Stay website set up to co-ordinate efforts to petition the Irish government, for info about their petition and who to write to about this case.
(Via Morrígan Reborn)