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Faith and community leaders unite to condemn FGM, 20/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]

PPI Digest 23 June 2014

Representatives from organisations including the International Relief Foundation, FORWARD and the Muslim Women’s Network UK met government ministers during a summit at the Home Office in London on 19 June to discuss a joint declaration condemning the unacceptable practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). By signing a joint declaration against the practice of FGM, they hope to send a clear message to communities across the UK that the practice is an extreme form of violence against women and girls and is not supported by any religious doctrine. 

For full details see the UK Government news release.

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Faith and community leaders unite to condemn FGM