MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
No woman or girl should ever have to suffer the horrific practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM.) But, in countries like Egypt and Somalia, more than 90% of girls and women over the age of 15 have been cut. Truly shocking statistics.
This has been a taboo for too long – FGM is child abuse and we must help bring the practice to an end.
As a minister for International Development, I have announced a £35million UK Government programme towards this aim, and am doing all I can to raise awareness.
The Department for International Development have launched a Thunderclap in support of ending FGM within a generation.
If over 500 people sign up, the thunderclap app will tweet the same message of support from everyone at the same time. This will get #EndFGM trending, bringing the issue to the attention of millions of twitter users.
Please do sign up and help raise awareness. Together, we can end FGM in a generation.
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