Anti-FGM campaigners rallied in Southwark Park on February 6 to raise awareness and protest against FGM.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there is no medical reason for this to be done.
“I know from first-hand experience living in Bermondsey that it can be a difficult topic to talk about in public,” said chair of the Bermondsey Residents Association Shelia Taylor. “But it is vital to talk about it.”
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Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense