The High Court today heard that a two-year-old has returned to UK from Guinea following concerns that she was going to be subjected to FGM.

05.08.16 | |

 

Mr Justice Moylan heard that the father had abandoned the child in Guinea and returned to the UK himself with her passport. Concerns that the girl was due to be cut were first raised by her mother who had been subjected to FGM herself. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)  Guinea has the second highest prevalence of FGM worldwide, after Somalia. Although FGM is forbidden by law, it is practised in every region, by all ethnic or religious group and social class.

 

Press coverage in The Guardian and Daily Mail.

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