Guidance

Statement opposing female genital mutilation

This outlines what FGM is, the legislation and penalties involved and the help and support available. The statement is often referred to as a health passport.

Documents

Statement opposing female genital mutilation

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Amharic translation of statement

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Arabic translation of statement

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Farsi translation of statement

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French translation of statement

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Malay translation of statement

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Somali translation of statement

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Swahili translation of statement

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Tigrinya translation of statement

Turkish translation of statement

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Urdu translation of statement

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Welsh translation of statement

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Details

This statement opposing female genital mutilation (FGM) can be taken abroad to explain the criminal status of FGM in the UK. It outlines what FGM is, the legislation and penalties involved and the help and support available.

If you know someone in immediate danger, contact the police.

You should also contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office if she’s already been taken abroad:

  • telephone: 020 7008 1500
  • from overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 1500
  • find out about call charges

The NSPCC also provides further information and advice on FGM. You can email them or call their helpline: 0800 028 3550.

Published 23 November 2012
Last updated 19 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added Malay translation of statement opposing female genital mutilation.

  2. Updated statements and translations published.

  3. Translations added

  4. English version updated.

  5. First published.