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Together we can #EndFGM

by Staffordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner category: Cause

“Female genital mutilation (FGM) amounts to torture & child abuse which all girls deserve to live free from #EndFGM http://thndr.it/1rqhgJ7

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Together we can #EndFGM

It is a criminal offence in the UK to perform, or to assist in carrying out, female genital mutilation (FGM).

It usually happens between the ages of four and ten and can have serious consequences for a woman’s health and in some instances lead to death.

Staffordshire Police is committed to tackling and preventing this harmful and unacceptable practice.

FGM is a hideous crime which almost always goes unreported. Around 24,000 girls are currently at risk of FGM across the UK which means that this is a problem that cannot be ignored in Staffordshire.

Over 400 professionals attended a conference on 9th September 2014 in Stafford which brought agencies together to debate, engage and raise awareness so that strong and effective partnerships can be formed to tackle this serious issue.

FGM, sometimes called female circumcision or cutting, involves the partial or total removal of the external female genital organs for cultural reasons. It is practised in 28 African countries and some in the Middle East and Asia and affects migrant communities in the UK.

The simple fact is there is no justification for female genital mutilation and we must commit our resources, our expertise and our determination to eradicating this practise from Staffordshire and beyond.

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Staffordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner
@StaffsPCC

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is responsible for reducing crime and making Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent safer.

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