Anti-FGM campaign launched in UK

A campaign featuring a symbolic red triangle is being launched across the UK to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), taking place on February 6th.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has partnered with the charity Freedom for the campaign to encourage people to go to the police with information that could help prevent FGM.

Posters featuring the Red Triangle initiative have been distributed to police forces around the country, set to be displayed in police buildings and other community areas.

Commander Mak Chishty, national lead on ‘honour-based violence’, has written to every police force in the country, telling them that there is yet to be a successful prosecution for FGM, despite the progress that has been made.

He wrote: “This is a particular area of political and public scrutiny and I would urge each force to maximise every opportunity to demonstrate that we as a service are doing everything that is possible to combat FGM.”ADNFCR-2094-ID-801832055-ADNFCR