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The cutting season for FGM female genital mutilation in Tanzania

In many African countries seasonal traditions lead to a spike in cases of FGM

We are raising awareness of the growing yet hidden problem here in the UK regarding female genital mutilation or FGM. We have an advice page for victims who wish to seek compensation for FGM known sometimes as "cutting".

The BBC today published a video story about a young 12 year old girl in Tanzania who fled her family home to escape the cutting season which custom dictates should happen around December every year. The story underlines the deep traditional elements that are at the root of the practice and brings home the human side of this huge cultural problem across Africa.  In the UK such practice is banned and yet thousands of cases each year are reported to the authorities.

Victim of FGM?

For advice on your legal rights to compensation call our helpline on 01423 593002 

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