The practice of FGM/C is a violation of the human rights of girls and women with potentially devastating health consequences.
However many misconceptions exist about FGM/C on both sides of the practice. Get your facts straight below.
Violence against women is a significant global health issue which crosses all cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.
However women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds are often more vulnerable to violence and less likely to access support services or report their experience. Find out what you can do here.