FGM affects 137,000 women in England and Wales, reveals shocking new study
A new study - published today, ahead of the UK's first Girl Summit - shows a significant increase in the number of girls and women undergoing female genital mutilation and forced marriage.
The number of women living in the UK who have experienced female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) has risen dramatically, a new report suggests.
It shows that the practice has been carried out on 137,000 women and girls living in England and Wales.
The City University London and Equality Now study comes as the Prime Minister today hosts the UK's first ever Girl Summit, which aims to end FGM/C and forced marriage.
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