Female genital mutilation: the case for a national action plan - Home Affairs Committee Contents

Key Facts

·  It is estimated that 125 million women and girls worldwide have undergone FGM.

·  It is estimated that 3 million girls are subjected to FGM every year.

·  It is estimated that 170,000 women and girls are living with FGM in the UK.

·  It is estimated that 65,000 girls aged 13 and under are at risk of FGM in the UK.

·  Over 200 FGM-related cases investigated by the police nationally in the last five years.

·  It has taken 29 years since the criminalisation of FGM for the first prosecutions to be brought.

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