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Child abuse; pure & simple
The Home Affairs Committee says everyone involved in protecting children must be made aware of, and prevent, female genital mutilation (FGM), a form of child abuse when practiced on girls. The duty on frontline professionals to report incidences of FGM must be enforced with stronger sanctions.
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PC&PE:  Ongoing failure to tackle "national scandal" of female genital mutilation

LGA responds to FGM report by Home Affairs Committee

Crime Prevention Minister announces mandatory reporting of FGM

Even after the crime they hide behind ‘family honour’ to persuade the girls not to complain

We owe them a ‘Duty of care’

Often it’s a case of ‘Woman’s inhumanity to girls’

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