Country United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Year 2018
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description


To help raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM), the United Kingdom launched a communications campaign in October 2018. The campaign seeks to prevent FGM by changing attitudes among affected communities through raising awareness of the negative long-term health consequences of FGM. The campaign also raises awareness that FGM is a crime and encourages communities to report via the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's FGM helpline.

Source of Information

United Kingdom's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.36

For more information: FGM campaign materials