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.
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*
When we receive 7,341 signatures – a signature for every one of these girls – we will deliver the petition to the government and demand change.
We won’t give up.
Join us, ActionAid, in calling for the government to develop end FGM by 2030.
End this torture of women and girls.
Sign the petition now.
*Based on 2016 data collected by Ireland’s Central Statistics Office, an estimated 5,790 women and girls living in Ireland had undergone FGM. We also know that as many as 1,632 girls living in Ireland are estimated to be at high risk. FGM is a global issue and in Europe alone nearly 350,000 girls are at risk, including infants and toddlers.