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Birhane was a traditional circumciser for 10 years and carried out female genital mutilation (FGM), which she thought was a good practice in shaping girls for their future marriage.

With a donation of €5 per week – €20 a month* for example, you could support ActionAid Women’s Groups to educate both men and women on the harmful impact of FGM and empower communities to reject this torture.

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ActionAid Ireland staff team

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognised as a gross violation of human rights and a form of gender-based violence.

According to the Central Statistics Office, over 6,000 women and girls in Ireland are survivors of FGM, and there are an estimated 1,600 deemed at-risk. This figure is likely to be an underestimate.

*If you give €21 per month, ActionAid can claim tax back on your donations – at no extra cost to you. This means your €21 is worth €30 to us and could go even further in combating FGM.

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