July 2019

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Female Genital Mutilation - Let's protect our girls!

The Home Office is launching a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) campaign on 5 October and will be running for eight weeks as part of our commitment to tacklingthis crime and protecting vulnerable women and girls. A fact sheet on the issue is available here

The campaign will support our ongoing work to tackle FGM, which includes an ongoing programme of outreach by the Home Office’s FGM Unit, work with law enforcement bodies, and working with partners to help ensure the Government’s response is as effective as it can be.

The campaign seeks to help prevent FGM by changing attitudes among affected communities through raising awareness of the negative long-term health consequencesof FGM. The campaign also encourages communities to report via the NSPCC’s FGM helpline.

We would be grateful for your support with this campaign and we encourage you to use the resources in this partner pack to promote the campaign through your channels. Please contact the VAWG inbox if you have any questions.

In addition to the campaign, the Home Office will be hosting an international Policy For Progress: Ending FGM and Forced Marriage conference in November 2018, in partnership with the Council of Europe. The event will bring together experts from across Europe and beyond to share practical examples of international work to end FGM and Forced Marriage. This includes influential policymakers, frontline professionals, non-Governmental organisations and inspiring campaigners.

For more details please contact: visitsandevents1@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

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