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UK FGM funds 'at risk'
Services aimed at eradicating female genital mutilation in the UK are at risk of cuts because there is insufficient data available to analyse the problem, campaigners have told politicians in Manchester.
Activists also complained to members of Labour's shadow cabinet that while £35m has been pledged by the government to eradicate FGM abroad, just £1m has been allocated to tackling the problem in the UK.
The issues were raised at a fringe meeting during Labour's party conference in Manchester attended by FGM survivors as well as doctors, teachers and councillors trying to prevent the practice, which is estimated to have affected 170,000 women and girls in the UK.
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