A new pocket guide to the UK law on female genital mutilation will be soon be made available to girls at risk to help them speak out against the practice, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone announced last night.
The leaflet A Declaration Against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for Families and Girls, is designed to slip in the back of a passport allowing girls to present it as a formal document to friends or family reminding them that FGM is against the law 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