Zero Tolerance for FGM (Jan 16)

Zero Tolerance for FGM (Jan 16)

International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. 6 February 2016

To further support the local partnership work in tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), The City and Hackney Health & Well-being Boards have recently approved a new FGM strategy “Tackling and Preventing FGM – City and Hackney Strategy 2016-2019”.

The strategy is due to be launched on Zero Tolerance day and outlines how a multi-agency approach is needed to:

  • help prevent FGM from happening;
  • improve the response of professionals to girls and women who have undergone or are at risk of FGM; and:
  • make specialist information, advice and support available.

Download the strategy here.

Further information on FGM is available for professionals here.

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Female genital mutilation is a violation of the rights of girls and women. Find out more about the International Day fro Zero Tolerance on the UN website.