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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.

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, we are unable to proceed with our plans to deliver this petition to the Government but we want you to know that we intend to resume these plans once it is possible to do so.

Based upon the enormous interest in this campaign, we are now planning to host an evening on dialogue around FGM. We would like to invite you!

It will be a discussion-based evening focusing on how we as campaigners can continue our fight to end FGM in Ireland and abroad.

We hope this is something you would be interested in taking part in. We would love to meet you and hear your voice! We will be in touch regarding dates and locations.

Please email nina.jerez@actionaid.org if you’re interested and we’ll be sure to send you an invite.

Together we can end this torture of women and girls.

 

*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. 

If you have already signed the petition, would you make a donation to prevent FGM? 

 

For more information about FGM and why signing our petition makes a difference, visit our FAQ section.

The more people who know about FGM – the greater chance we have of ending this practice in Ireland and abroad.

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