We must all help put a stop to FGM
YOUR readers may be aware of the government campaign against the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
A recent report suggests that as many as 137,000 women and girls in the UK have undergone FGM, and experts reckon there are still many thousands of young girls at risk.
Even though FGM has been illegal in the UK since 1985, we have had to wait until this year for the first prosecution. This demonstrates that simply passing laws is not enough to stamp out this practice.
There has to be a determined effort to enforce the law and to educate the public. Fortunately, the Prime Minister announced that doctors, teachers and social