Young People - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Amharic - Megrez
Arabic - Khifad
Harrari - Absum
Igbo - Ibi
Kriolu - Fanadu di Mindjer
Limba - Bondo
Mandingo - Sunna
Mandinka - Kuyango
Musolula - Karoola
Mendee - Bondo
Somali - Gudiniin
Soussou - Sunna
Swahili - Kutairi
Kutairi was ichana
Temenee - Bondo
Tigregna - Mekhnishab
Up to 24,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk from FGM in the UK
- FGM is the harming of a girl or women's private parts.
- Between 100 and 140 million girls worldwide have experienced FGM. It is practiced in lots of countries including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA.
- FGM is a crime in the United Kingdom and is never okay.
Girls from the UK may be taken abroad for FGM to happen.The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 makes it a crime for a girl to be taken out of the country for FGM to be done. FGM is also performed on girls within the UK.
Impact and Help
- FGM can impact on a girl or women's physical health. The risks of FGM could be; heavy blood loss, severe pain, infections such as HIV and difficulties with pregnancy and child birth.
- FGM can also impact on a girl or women's mental health. This could include anxiety, depression, low confidence and low self-esteem.
- For more information visit http://www.forwarduk.org.uk
For more information on FGM watch the video below:
For help contact Childline on 0800 1111 (24 hour free helpline for young people up to 18 years of age)