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FGM flowerFemale Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a cruel legacy of patriarchal societies and traditions stretching back over millennia. Yet still it occurs, even in Britain and the developed world: in the UK over 20,000 girls are thought to be at high risk or victims annually.

You can read about what FGM entails and what its consequences are here.  It is a complex and life-threatening custom which will require multiple approaches at many levels before it can finally be eradicated.

Over the years, with my background in health, education, diversity/ equality and the welfare of young people, I have become increasingly involved in urgent efforts to make FGM history.

My more recent reports and blogs, which cover many aspects of FGM, particularly in relation to the UK, are located on this website:

* here *.

I am currently writing a commissioned book, Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: a UK perspective, which is due to be completed in 2014.

If you would like to become more active in the campaign to eradicate FGM in the UK, please feel free to  contact me via this dedicated NoFGM.UK email address – or offer your support / connect via any of the #NoFGM links below.

Thank you!


There is a full explanation of FGM here and a series of articles on FGM  here.

The #NoFGM Daily News carries reports of all items shared on Twitter that day about FGM – brings many organisations and developments into focus; subscription is free.

Our Twitter accounts are @NoFGM1, @NoFGMBookUK and @FGMStatement. Our tag is #NoFGM.

Our Facebook page is #NoFGM – a crime against humanity  and our website is  NoFGM (UK).

A model motion which, appropriately adapted to suit context, can be proposed for consideration, awareness-raising and debate by political and community organisations and other interests  is located   here   (towards the bottom of that page).

And, finally…..

Please add your support to these e-petitions (open to everyone to sign):

UK Government: Enforce the UK law which forbids FGM (Female Genital so-called ‘Cutting’) and

FGM abolitionists internationally: Support the Feminist Statement on Female Genital Mutilation

PS: This page concerns only female genital mutilation; comments concerning male circumcision (MGM) will not be accepted here, but are welcomed as contributions – or will be transferred – to debate on this website’s dedicated MGM post page.

I look forward to your contributions to the STOP FGM debate >>>>>>

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2013 22:00

    It was needed a British English Lady, a real Angel that would fight for any good cause. God bless you Hilary!

  2. Angelika permalink
    January 30, 2014 10:31

    Keep up the great work and we are here to support you! Angelika

  3. April 9, 2014 00:44

    I find FGM to be barbaric. Calling it circumcision is like calling castration a close shave. In fact, FGM is castration. And I say this as a man who, because of cancer, was basically castrated. Probably, FGM is worse because of the scarring and lifelong medical problems. Not having testicles seems minor in comparison to the pictures I’ve seen.

  4. Karima Amin permalink
    March 21, 2015 03:44

    Hello miss Hilary

    Thank you soo much for doing your part in fighting this inhumane and barbaric practice. I and many surviver thank and appreciate you.

    • March 21, 2015 08:11

      Thank you Karima. I wish I could do more; but with many others too I hope we can all together make progress quickly now to eradicate FGM forever.

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