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Written Statement – Female Genital Mutilation, 19/07/13 [W]

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Local Government and Government Business, has made a statement on Female Genital Mutilation.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of abuse involving the cutting or removal of external female genitals.  The practice is common in some African, Asian and Middle Eastern communities across the UK, including Wales. 

The statement welcomes the work of charities NSPCC and BAWSO in this area.

The Welsh Government is bringing forward legislation with the aim of ending all forms of violence against women and girls.

You can read the full statement on the Welsh Government website.