Under 16s are to be banned from modelling during London Fashion Week and Baroness Kingsmill, who is heading up the enquiry into practices in the modelling world has admitted that
“There was strongly expressed concern that it is profoundly inappropriate that girls under 16 under the age of consent should be portrayed as adult women. The risk of sexualising these children was high and designers could risk charges of sexual exploitation.”
And the Metropolitan Police are offering a £20,000 reward for any information on female genital mutilation which leads to prosecution. More on this here. This follows Eygpt’s full ban on the practice earlier this year.