Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Circumcision

Female Genital Multilation or "Cutting" comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (WHO). It is also sometimes referred to as female genital cutting or female circumcision. This practice is a violation against an individual's human rights and is illegal in the UK. It is also illegal to take someone outside the UK to have the procedure done. For women who have been through FGM and need support we can help. Also if you think that a child you know is going to be or has been subject to FGM it is important to report it to the authorities to safeguard them.