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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): The View From Westminster?

July 7, 2016

IMG_0812 (2)Today I attended two meetings on FGM in Westminster. One was as a member of the informal FGM group which Sarah Champion MP convenes, and the other was as an observer at the Home Affairs Select Committee FGM Roundtable Discussion.  Some general issues come up regularly: the need for an FGM National Action Plan, questions about mandatory reporting, the effectiveness of the multi-agency guidelines. To these we should add broadening FGM to include other child / gendered abuse, using the Public Health approach and, vitally, recognizing human rights.

There have been some encouraging recent developments on tackling FGM, but there is still a long way to go. These are my thoughts on where we in the UK are at the moment:

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  1. July 12, 2016 00:55

    Excellent, Hilary. I agree with all points mentioned. Thank you for all of your hard work!

    Sent from my iPad


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