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

A new study, funded by Trust for London and the Home Office, has been published just ahead of the one year anniversary of the Girl Summit, which was co-hosted by the UK & UNICEF. The report provides detailed estimates of FGM prevalence for each local authority area in England & Wales.  It builds on interim findings published by City University London and Equality Now in July 2014, which showed that an estimated 137,000 women & girls affected by FGM and born in countries where it is practised were permanently resident in England & Wales in 2011.  These figures are estimates and should be used as a guide.

The new research combined information from surveys in 29 countries where FGM is more commonly practised (and data are available) with information from the 2011 census about women who had migrated from those countries.  It found that the highest prevalence rates in the population were in London boroughs, with the highest number being 4.7% of women in Southwark and 3.9% in Brent, compared to 0.5% in England & Wales as a whole.

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CUL:  No Local Authority in England & Wales Free From FGM

Home Office:  Girl Summit anniversary: one year on

DfE:  Karen Bradley meets Heathrow safeguarding team

Trust for London:  FGM

Equality Now:  FGM

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Girl Summit 2014 - GOV.UK

What next after the Girl Summit? - Girls Not Brides

Changing world, changing aid: Where international development needs to go next

ScotGov:  Preventing FGM

LGA & Barnardo's launch national scheme to end new FGM cases by 2030

African communities called on to end FGM in a generation

EC actions to fight FGM in the EU and worldwide

Zero tolerance for FGM

Ending FMG: Cardiff group praised for campaign

UK leads the way to eradicating FGM

Government launches consultation into mandatory reporting of FGM

Funding for frontline projects in fight to end FGM

Government action to help eliminate violence against women & girls

Vulnerable girls to be protected from FGM

New funding for FGM & forced marriage prevention

Health summit to equip the Welsh NHS to tackle FGM

Girl Summit 2014: outcomes & commitments

DFID & UNICEF host Nairobi Girl Summit

Call to charities working to end FGM & child marriage

New FGM measures launched to ‘care, protect, prevent’

New funding to protect millions of girls from child marriage

LGA - Community leaders must face prosecution for encouraging FGM

More health professionals needed to tackle FGM ‘national scandal’, says Unite

Boost school nurse workforce to tackle FGM, says Unite

New campaign calls on mothers and carers to end Female Genital Mutilation

Michael Gove: guidance for schools on female genital mutilation

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