Warwickshire Police supports awareness day on Female Genital Mutilation

Warwickshire Police supports awareness day on Female Genital Mutilation
 

WARWICKSHIRE Police is supporting an international awareness day on Female Genital Mutilation today (6th February).
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) refers to a range of procedures which involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Practising the procedure in the UK, is illegal and carries a penalty of up to 14 years in prison.
It affects women of all ages, but is usually performed at any time from birth up to the age of 15. There are no health benefits but some believe it helps prepare girls for marriage.
It is practised in numerous communities... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Regional West, Views: 27
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