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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) involves the deliberate cutting, injuring or changing of female genitalia with no medical reason behind the procedure. This very harmful and painful procedure is illegal in the UK and is considered child abuse.

FGM is most commonly carried out on girls between infancy and 15 years old, before puberty starts, and often causes long-term problems with mental health, childbirth and sex. Despite the severity and horrific consequences of this abuse, it still remains a hidden epidemic and authorities are struggling to protect young girls in the UK and across the globe…

As a foundation we are aware of many cases within the UK and it is an area we are beginning to explore, to see how we can help victims who are silenced with nowhere to go. Please read the following articles below to build your understanding of this hidden and horrific abuse and if you are in any need of support regarding FGM, please reach out on the ‘Get Support’ page…

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