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I'm disappointed in you lot - speak up against FGM

(266 Posts)
OvaryAction Wed 27-Nov-13 16:03:52

I started this thread a while ago asking for people to sign a petition which calls for the home office to create and enforce a coherent national strategy to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK.

The petition needs around 11,000 more petitions to get debated in parliament. It takes just a few seconds to sign and if every MN member did so I think the petition would reach the required 100,000 signatures in no time.

More than 66,000 women and girls in the UK have already undergone FGM, with almost 25,000 more girls at risk every year. FGM is classed as torture by the UN and can be fatal, it is practiced on girls and women of all ages from infancy right through to adulthood. We can stop this.

So what are you waiting for?

If you suspect a child is at risk of FGM the NSPCC has recently launched a national helpline

Number for NSPCC FGM helpline: 0800 028 3550

Dedicated email address:

If someone is in immediate danger you should call 999

AugustaProdworthy Wed 27-Nov-13 16:06:35

Just signed it.

Crazdsky Wed 27-Nov-13 16:07:08

Apologies for not signing sooner have done so now.

McMardyBum Wed 27-Nov-13 16:14:46


Hazelbrowneyes Wed 27-Nov-13 16:15:44


uptheanty Wed 27-Nov-13 16:17:19


Goldencity1 Wed 27-Nov-13 16:27:48

Already signed and put a link on FB

FourAndDone Wed 27-Nov-13 16:30:21

Signed smile

Bedofwool Wed 27-Nov-13 16:31:49


pianodoodle Wed 27-Nov-13 16:32:59

I did sign it originally just forgot to go back onto the thread and say so x

elliegoulding Wed 27-Nov-13 16:35:08

Signed smile

PestoFlashissimos Wed 27-Nov-13 16:38:20

Have signed, hopefully it will get to 100,000 signatures very soon aided by the power of Mumsnet!

Gowaygoway Wed 27-Nov-13 16:39:44


Binkyridesagain Wed 27-Nov-13 16:40:20

Signed and shared.

Preciousbane Wed 27-Nov-13 16:44:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Igloofornow Wed 27-Nov-13 16:45:16

Signed and fb linked after watching c4 documentary sad

I already signed it so don't be disappointed in us!
Nearly there now ?

stickysausages Wed 27-Nov-13 16:46:58

Done smile

smokeandglitter Wed 27-Nov-13 16:47:07

Signed smile

3across2down Wed 27-Nov-13 16:49:25


VisualiseAHorse Wed 27-Nov-13 16:49:35

I already signed it, I'm with you, so shocked this isn't getting enough press.

RainyAfternoon Wed 27-Nov-13 16:51:16

Signed and bump

knocknock Wed 27-Nov-13 16:51:59


alli1968 Wed 27-Nov-13 16:54:34


FriedSprout Wed 27-Nov-13 16:58:15


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