FGM inquiry launched to uncover reasons for lack of prosecution in UK - The Guardian

After constant pressure from campaigners including Leyla Hussein, the home affairs select committee will examine if the legal framework is fit for purpose and they will also look into why there hasn’t been a prosecutions in three decades...

Following the airing of The Cruel Cut Leyla now has over 94,000 signatures. She states that the battle is failing because "multi-agency guidelines are not statutory, implementation at local authority and NHS level is disjointed, funding is minimal, and nobody is monitoring or holding anyone to account"

To read the full story: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/18/fgm-inquiry-lack-prosecution-uk-female-genital-mutilation

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