Female Genital Mutilation:Written question - HL15275

Q
Asked on: 24 April 2019
Home Office
Female Genital Mutilation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what information leaflets they publish about female genital mutilation; and whether any of these are in an easy read format for people with limited literacy.
Answered on: 09 May 2019

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime and it is child abuse. The Government is clear that we will not tolerate a practice that can cause extreme and lifelong suffering to women and girls.

The Home Office’s FGM unit is driving a step change in our nationwide out-reach on FGM. The Unit is providing outreach support to local areas and working to raise awareness of resources available to professionals, including training, best practice examples and information on legislation and policy. Resources include an e-learning package, various communication materials such as leaflets and posters highlighting the legislation and health impacts of FGM and an online resource pack for local areas. These materials are available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-leaflet

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-opposing-female-genital-mutilation

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fact-sheet-on-mandatory-reporting-of-female-genital-mutilation

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fgm-campaign-materials.

The FGM communications campaign and materials were developed following consultation with the FGM sector and the need for easy read materials was not raised during this consultation. These materials are not available in Easy Read format but have been drafted to be accessible to those with a basic understanding of English.

FGM Mandatory Reporting - Fact Sheet (PDF Document, 116.53 KB)
FGM Passport (PDF Document, 173.59 KB)
FGM - The Fact Sheet (PDF Document, 724.93 KB)

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