healthcare workers

healthcare workers

Taking action on FGM

6d ago
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A new Scottish Government action plan will ensure healthcare workers, teachers and other professionals are better equipped to spot the signs of girls and women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The National Action Plan, launched in Glasgow today, ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on Saturday, has at its heart a determination to consign FGM to history. The plan aims to do this through prevention, protection, and by providing services and support. FGM is an abuse of the human rights of women and girls and is a form of gender based violence, and the actions outlined in the report are intended to put a stop to this crime.