Monday, July 21, 2014

UK study estimates nearly 200,000 girls and women have had FGM or at risk

"[T] he government needs to get a handle over this extreme abuse [FGM] of the most vulnerable girls in our society by implementing a robust national plan to address the issue...There is no time to waste on platitudes as thousands of girls living in England and Wales are having their life blighted by this damaging practice." -Efua Dorkenoo, Equality Now Senior Advisor - FGM & report co-author
Equality Now and City University London new report on FGM prevalence in the UK: Almos...t 200,000 women and girls living in England and Wales have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) or are at risk of being cut, according to new estimates - a far higher number than previously thought.‪#‎GirlSummit‬

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