If you have any concerns regarding FGM, call the free 24-hour helpline on 0800 028 3550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FGM is a dangerous practice and is against the law. If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of harm you can call the emergency services by dialling 999. The police and health services recognise FGM and can help protect you.
Helplines and contact numbers
- For more advice you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website
- To report a child at risk in Bristol: www.bristol.gov.uk/page/child-protection-and-abuse
Support and information
Daughters of Eve
Daughters of Eve provides specialised service and support for young women and girls affected by FGM.
Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through our global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that governments enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls. With offices in New York, Nairobi and London and presences in Amman, Jordan and Washington, DC, our areas of focus include Discrimination in Law, Sexual Violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Trafficking. Combining grassroots activism with international, regional and national legal advocacy, we envision a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights.
Waris Dirie’s Desert Flower Foundation
For over 12 years, Waris Dirie has fought against female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide. At least 150 million women and girls are affected by this cruel practice, which continues to be performed in Africa, but also in Asia, Europe, America and Australia.
The Desert Flower Foundation seeks to end this crime by raising public awareness, creating networks, organising events and educational programmes. The foundation also supports victims of FGM.
Integrate Bristol’s YouTube channel
Watch trailers to our film projects: “Silent Scream” (anti-FGM), “Shakespeare’s Mobile” (English Literacy and creative writing project), “Islam Ain’t That Scary” (anti-Islamophobia) as well as an interview with Alesha Dixon on FGM.