title: 'FGM the horror of hidden abuse' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:

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  • Featured
  • Female Genital Mutilation
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    The practice of FGM, or Female Genital Mutilation, affects 140 million women worldwide. In England and Wales, 24,000 girls under the age of 15 are thought to be at risk each year. But despite FGM being illegal in Britain, no one has ever been prosecuted. VoRís Juliet Spare has a special report. Includes interviews with Comfort Momoh, who is the FGM and public health specialist at Guy's and St Thomasí Hospital in London; Detective Chief Inspector Leanne Pook at Avon and Somerset Police; Detective Inspector Katie Boxer at Avon and Somerset Police, Nimco Ali, co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve and Christine Townsend fromIntegrate Bristol.

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