Greater Manchester police commissioner Tony Lloyd is calling on communities across the region to take a stand against the barbaric 'child abuse' practice of female genital mutilation.

Each year thousands of schoolgirls across the region could be at risk of genital mutilation, many at the hands of their own families, and it is believed that up to 140 million women across the world have undergone the procedure.

Female genital mutilation involves the partial or complete removal of external female genitalia for no medical reason.

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