What if I am worried about Female Genital Mutilation and may be going abroad?

If you are worried about FGM and going abroad, you could take a copy of the ‘Statement opposing Female Genital Mutilation’, which is sometimes called a ‘Heath Passport’. The FGM statement highlights the fact that FGM is a serious criminal offence in the UK with a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. Someone worried about FGM should print out this statement, take it with them abroad and show it to their family. They could keep the declaration in their passport, purse or bag and should carry it all the time.  Download the FGM statement (PDF, 632Kb)

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