UK Government: Enforce the UK law which forbids Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
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Some 24,000 or more girls and babies in the UK are at risk of FGM every year, but so far no full legal action has ever been taken against those who perform or procure this cruel abuse.
Damage from FGM - frequently performed without anaesthetic or any hygiene measures - is usually permanent, often serious, and can be fatal. FGM causes life-long damage to health and well-being, it may be associated with child marriage, and it often marks the end of effective schooling for the girl concerned. Doing everything humanly possible to halt this grimly unimaginable child abuse is imperative, now.
To learn more about female genital mutilation please see these articles and visit #No To Female Genital Mutilation - NoFGM (UK) - A Crime Against Humanity
You may also like to support our other e-petition, The Feminist Statement on the Naming and Abolition of FGM,
and to follow the End FGM Guardian Global Media Campaign.
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