What is FGM?

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. More than 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have experienced FGM, with three million undergoing FGM every year. FGM can cause life-threatening immediate and long-term complications including haemorrhage, infections, and psychological, menstrual, urinary, and sexual problems.

Learn more about FGM in our films, The Cutting Tradition and True Story - FGM in Afar.