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A 37-year-old mother, who cannot be named, has been found guilty of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), in the first ever FGM conviction in the United Kingdom - secured after a long and complex Metropolitan Police investigation. Read more

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - including pricking, piercing and cutting, has lifelong consequences for us all. Read more

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United Kingdom’s Home Office has launched an awareness campaign designed to help eradicate the horrific crime of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The campaign sends a powerful message that communities should protect children from people who carry Read more

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A new video titled ‘Ending Female Genital Mutilation’ has been launched to help communities put an end to this practice. Read more

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  • Tabitha Marwa, 15, in Kenya, avoided FGM with support from her parents, but the backlash from her community was severe. For her safety, she was sent to a rescue centre.

    Pic - Luca Zordan for UNFPA

    Tabitha Marwa, 15, in Kenya, avoided FGM with support from her parents, but the backlash from her community was severe. For her safety, she was sent to a rescue centre.

  • In Ethiopia, Fatuma Abdu participates in a UNFPA-supported adolescent girls’ group that discusses the subject. “I teach my family and other community member the cause and effects of FGM.”

    Pic - Luca Zordan for UNFPA

    In Ethiopia, Fatuma Abdu participates in a UNFPA-supported adolescent girls’ group that discusses the subject. “I teach my family and other community member the cause and effects of FGM.”

  • In Egypt, 14-year-old Haneen is an advocate for ending FGM.

    Pic - Luca Zordan for UNFPA

    In Egypt, 14-year-old Haneen is an advocate for ending FGM.

  • Anissa, 15, is a Syrian refugee in Egypt. FGM is not traditionally practiced in Syria, but some refugees have adopted the practice. Anissa works with the youth group Y-Peer to help end FGM.

    Pic - Luca Zordan for UNFPA

    Anissa, 15, is a Syrian refugee in Egypt. FGM is not traditionally practiced in Syria, but some refugees have adopted the practice. Anissa works with the youth group Y-Peer to help end FGM.

  • In Ethiopia, Sofia Hussen experienced both FGM and child marriage. Now 18, she uses her own story to call for change.

    Pic - Luca Zordan for UNFPA

    In Ethiopia, Sofia Hussen experienced both FGM and child marriage. Now 18, she uses her own story to call for change.

  • Fatmah, in Egypt, learned about the consequences of FGM from her mother. At 13, Fatmah encourages people to reject the practice. “I convinced my sister not to cut her kids.”

    Pic - Luca Zordan for UNFPA

    Fatmah, in Egypt, learned about the consequences of FGM from her mother. At 13, Fatmah encourages people to reject the practice. “I convinced my sister not to cut her kids.”

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