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Statement Opposing Female Genital Mutilation

The school summer holidays in particular are when many young girls are taken abroad, often to their family's birth country, to have FGM performed. The FGM statement highlights the fact that FGM is a serious criminal offence in the UK, with a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. 

If you're worried about FGM, print out this statement, take it with you abroad and show it to your family. Keep the declaration in your passport, purse or bag, and carry it with you all the time.  

Leaflets are available in: 

  • English
  • Welsh
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Kurdish Sorani
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Tigrinya
  • Urdu

If you work with FGM-practising communities, you may wish to order printed copies for your healthcare setting, youth club or community group. Please e-mail:  stating the number of copies required and a postal address for them to be sent to.

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Last updated: 29 Apr 2021

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