Women in EVERY part of England and Wales are victims of female genital mutilation

Women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) are living in ‘virtually every part of England and Wales’, with the highest rates being in London, a new study has shown

An estimated 137,000 women and girls are affected by FGM across the country, with the highest rate found in the London borough of Southwark.

In that borough, which is the southern part of the capital, one in every 20 women (4.7 per cent) has been a victim while more than one in ten of their mothers have also gone through the same ordeal.

Outside of London, the areas with the highest rates were Manchester, Slough, Bristol, Birmingham and Leicester, where rates ranged from 1.2 to 1.6 per cent.

  • Jason
  • David Murrell

    Dear BCF gang,
    I few months ago I made a number of Access to Information requests to various relevant departments. I received any information from only one department, the Department of Justice Canada. Much of it is censored, but there is a good review of what has been done in Canada. Note that there has never ben an FGM conviction in Canada, and one case in Ontario — of an “immigrant family” — was dropped due to lack of evidence.

    Anyone interested in reading the AIR report, please write to me at dmurrell@unb.ca (David Murrell) and I will gladly e-mail you the report.

  • tom_billesley

    The high rates of FGM in towns with high mahometan enrichment is pure coincidence.