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Education key to tackling high rates of female genital mutilation in Lambeth, says council
by Seema Hakim
Lambeth has the third highest percentage of victims in London who are suffering from female genital mutilation (FGM), according to proxy measurements.
Research carried out by Safer Lambeth Partnership as part of their Violence against Women and Girls Strategy shows the number of victims of the practice, which has been estimated by the percentage of women in maternity with genital mutilation, is extremely high.
To tackle the issue, the council has introduced half day courses to assist students to recognise when someone is at risk, and to suggest appropriate measures that should be taken to prevent a case as and when it arises.
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