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Protecting women and girls at risk of FGM

February 6, 2015 11:52 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats welcome a package of new measures designed to protect women and girls at risk of FGM.

Liberal Democrats are breaking the taboo on FGM. Our goal is to end FGM within a generation.

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These measures announced on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation to end the practice in the UK include:

Commenting Liberal Democrat Crime Prevention Minister Lynne Featherstone said:

"Female genital mutilation is a crime and it is child abuse.

"The Coalition Government has made great progress in tackling this harmful practice, and by working closely with campaigners and communities we are beginning to see a real step change.

"The new measures announced today are further evidence of our commitment towards ending FGM."