Report: Christmas is ‘cutting season’ for people who carry out female genital mutilation

posted by Christopher W Holton

British girls who may be at risk of being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation over the Christmas ‘cutting season’ have been urged to ask a trusted adult for help. FGM campaigner and survivor Dr Leyla Hussein warned the festive period can be a dangerous time for young girls, as they may be flown abroad to be cut. She said: ‘Christmas time is the cutting season. Girls are taken away around this time of the year.

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