Female Genital Mutilation
What is FGM?
FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation. It is also known as Female Genital Cutting, Female Circumcision and ‘Sunna’.
FGM is defined as “all procedures which include the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
FGM is a form of child abuse and it is illegal in the UK.
It is also illegal to send or take a child to another country to have any FGM procedure performed.
Our Daughters Film
What you can do
If you are worried about a child or young person who is at risk of FGM or has had FGM, you must share this information.
Concerned about a child? Call 0300 303 0440
Concerned about an adult?
Call 0300 303 8886
Someone in immediate danger?
Contact the Police on 999
Greater Manchester FGM Information Leaflet
New Step for the African Community (NESTAC) delivers emotional support for those who have undergone FGM and for those at risk of the practice.
7 Minute Briefing
The Guardian Project