I read with interest that campaigners have announced a new study into the numbers of women in England and Wales who have undergone female genital mutilation.
The aim is to update a 2007 analysis which suggested more than 66,000 women had undergone a form of ritual cutting, with some 24,000 girls at risk. The practice is illegal but persists in ..ahem…some communities. Campaigner Efua Dorkenoo, of Equality Now, said better data would help the issue be taken more seriously.
FMG has no place in the UK. Those who practise it should be imprisoned. The liklihood is that this number will have zoomed upwards since 2007 as “some communities” grow larger and larger, indifferent to our British ways, intent to impose their savagery on young girl.