Journal Weekly Circular

A weekly circular of writing worthy of attention. Delivered via WhatsApp, and email. 

We take care to find the best pieces we possibly can from a diverse range of sources. We include articles examining the key issues of the day but also look to find work outside the usual flow. We usually share no more than five pieces each week to keep editions compact and focused. 

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Journal Data

Journal Data is a new series exploring stories through data.  

Featured Story – Female Genital Mutilation in England and Wales

This chart shows the estimated number of women living with female genital mutilation in England and Wales, 2015, by age group. The UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, spoke at a conference on the 15th November focused in part on addressing high rates of female genital mutilation and announced a public consultation into mandatory reporting for forced marriage. The Crown Prosecution Service notes in their Violence Against Women and Girls Report 2017-18 that since 2010 their manual records show 36 referrals of FGM to the service, 3 of which went to trial, all of which resulted in acquittal.

Journal Editions

Read the last ten editions of Journal as they were distributed. For a larger archive, you can go to our Medium publication by clicking here

Journal Story Finder

Every article from every edition of Journal, now searchable. Filter by mood, topic, person and more to find just the right piece.