ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS:
Part of the difficulty in recognising and addressing the problem in Ireland is the lack of awareness and the fact that the people needing services are often already excluded. They are women, they are children and very often they are migrants. Please, make sure to visit our FAQ section to debunk some of the most common misconceptions about FGM in Ireland and abroad.
We are calling on commitment from our new government to eradicate FGM by 2030.
To do this, we are urging the new government to listen to the recommendations of the National Steering Committee on FGM and to commit to the development and implementation of a National Action Plan on FGM in collaboration with civil society groups.
There are 7,341 women and girls in Ireland who have undergone FGM or are at risk* Our goal was to receive 7,341 signatures – a signature for every one of these girls – and we did it! We will deliver the petition to the government and demand change once it is possible to do so. We won’t give up.