Education Minister, Huw Lewis, and Minister for Local Government and Government Business, Lesley Griffiths, will write to all schools to reiterate the Welsh Government's commitment to ending female genital mutilation in Wales.

This builds on the work Welsh Government has been undertaking since 2012, to tackle such issues through raising awareness, developing the knowledge of professionals and supporting communities to break down barriers. The practice of FGM is unacceptable; it is child abuse. Both Ministers are working closely together to reiterate this message and demonstrate their zero tolerance of FGM.

The Welsh Government has done a considerable amount of work to raise awareness of the unacceptable practice of FGM and this work will continue. This includes:

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