Anti-FGM campaign launched in UK to mark global day of opposition

Red Triangle initiative aims to encourage people to give police information to detect and prevent female genital mutilation

Commander Mak Chishty, the police national lead on “honour”-based violence, has written to every police force in the country reminding them that while progress has been made, there is yet to be a successful prosecution for FGM.

His letter also cited a prevalence study published in July 2015 by City University and Equality Now, the human rights group, which showed that no local authority in the UK was unaffected by FGM.

 

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