FGM – Female Genital Mutilation – is often thought of a practice that happens solely overseas and not in the UK. However, shocking statistics prove otherwise. Award-winning Dr Comfort Momoh is on a mission to not only end this stigma but also end this brutal act happening on young women across the world.
On Tuesday evening, London’s KOKO will host #C_ntTouchThis. the first event in aid of Global Comfort. Acts including Little Simz will perform, while Radio 1’s Clara Amfo will host. It might be the first event for Comfort’s eponymous organisation, but the doctor has been campaigning to eradicate FGM for over 30 years.
Read more here: http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/ending-fgm-in-the-uk
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense