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Bristol West Lib Dem MP Stephen Williams (pictured) heard testimony from project workers about the work that a Government-funded organisation in Bristol is doing to end the practice of female genital mutilation.

Mr Williams, the Communities' Minister, helped to end the practice of FGM and so-called 'honour' based violence by announcing earlier this month a total of £270,000 in funding to 17 frontline community projects. One of these is Integrate Bristol which was awarded £19,807 to take their work forward.

The funding will enable Integrate Bristol projects to train 10 young people from FGM affected communities who will travel to schools and colleges across the country delivering quality education about the practice. The project aims to deliver 60 sessions and reach more than 1,200 students across Britain.


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