Young girls are being sent to Britain for the abusive removal of their genitalia by migrant families across Europe because the country is regarded as a soft touch on the ritual, an investigation has found.
Amina Yahaya, an 18-year-old British-Somali student living in Bristol, said she knew of “FGM parties” being held in the city. “They cut them all together, as a group,” she explained, “because it is cheaper. At first, the girls are all excited because it’s a party, until they realise what is going to happen, and then they get frightened.”
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense