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Tackling FGM - 4th Annual Operation Limelight July 2018

This week sees the launch at Manchester Airport of the annual operation aimed at tackling female genital mutilation (FGM). The school summer holidays are a time of particular risk for this procedure to be carried out with many girls traveling overseas to visit family. Although illegal in the UK, more than 2000 girls living in Greater Manchester are estimated to be at risk. Between April 2016 and March 2017, 765 cases of FGM were identified by local health professionals. However, due to the hidden nature of FGM the numbers are likely to be much higher. This year's campaign will also focus on wider Honour Based Violence issues. For more info about Honour Based Violence click here.



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