The World Health Organization (WHO) defines FGM as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
FGM is short for female genital mutilation. It is when the female genital organs are cut or injured for non-medical reasons. It has no health benefits and is very harmful.
If you are being pressured into having your daughters cut you can say "NO" Because ANY form of FGM is against the law This means that the removal of part of the clitoris or clitoral hood is also Illegal.
18th January 2018
Who Can You Tell? is our new film to help primary school children stay safe from sexual harm, including child sex abuse and female genital mutilation (FGM). The film is aligned with the NSPCC PANTS campaign and supports learning on body rights and safety. It will be launched on 6th February together with a lesson plan, suggested letter to parents/carers and an opportunity to meet the Blue Rabbit! See here for the event details.
17th December 2017
Let's talk FGM is an app resource to support discussions on female genital mutilation and is now available as a web app. This means that it can be accessed from any browser on a smart phone, tablet or PC. See here for more information about the updated version of the app.
11th October 2017
Oxford student a cappella group ‘In The Pink’ has released a new charity song to support the work of Oxford Against Cutting. Released to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child on Wednesday 11th October 2017, the new song ‘Together We Stand’ has been written by In The Pink to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with FGM survivors. Student singers from In The Pink study at the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, and decided to write and perform a song to support OAC’s work after they participated in a training session run by OAC. Click here to watch the song video.
August 9, 2017
I was born in Khartoum in Sudan. I was cut when I was about 7 or 8 years old.
My Mum passed away before I was 7. I was looked after by my grandmother and Dad. My grandmother was kind. For her to fulfil her role, it was very important for me and my sister to have FGM. She thought “their Mum is gone now and there’s no one to look after them”. So she did some negotiations with my Dad and his family – my other grandmother and aunties from my father’s side.Read more