A report on female genital mutilation in Northern Ireland will be launched today at Stormont.

The event will be hosted by the African and Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland (ACSONI) in association with community groups.

The research was carried out by a team from Ulster University.

The NHS estimated that approximately 137,000 women and girls are affected by FGM in the UK. AkiDwa, a national network of migrant women, said approximately 3,780 females in Ireland have undergone the procedure.

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