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Female genital mutilation: debate and evidence session

11 March 2014

The Home Affairs Committee begins its Female genital mutilation inquiry with Westminster Hall debate on Monday 10 March and first oral evidence session on Tuesday 11 March 2014.

Westminster Hall Debate

Monday 10 March 2014, Westminster Hall

At 4.30pm

  • E-petition relating to stopping female genital mutilation in the UK

Oral Evidence Session

Witnesses

Tuesday 11 March 2014, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 3.30pm 

  • Leyla Hussein, Daughters of Eve
  • Nimco Ali, Daughters of Eve

At 4.15pm 

  • Christine Townsend, Integrate Bristol
  • Muna Hassan, Integrate Bristol

Timings are approximate.

Chair's comments

Committee Chairman Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP said: 

“I am pleased to be able to open the first debate on  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the House of Commons for many years. It is vital that this horrific abuse is fully understood and I am grateful for the work of all those who have campaigned to raise the profile of this issue and bring it to the attention of Parliament.
 
I hope the debate will act as a spring board for the Committee’s inquiry and demonstrate to the Government the urgent need to do more to protect the estimated 24,000 girls under the age of 15 in the UK believed to be at risk of FGM.”

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