Quilliam: 5,391 new cases of FGM in 1 year, no one brought to justice

Anti-extremism group Quilliam have released their new report, describing the lack of prosecutions for Female Genital Mutilation a “National Scandal”.

The sickening reality is that thousands of girls and women have been attacked, but not a single person has been successfully prosecuted in Britain.

As Quilliam say: “In the report, we discuss that, just in 2016-2017, 5,391 new cases of FGM were recorded in the UK, yet Britain has failed to bring a single perpetrator of FGM to justice.

“The report discusses a variety of reasons why Britain remains alone in Europe in its inability to prosecute FGM, including disempowered survivors, a lack of witnesses, cultural sensitivity, a severe lack of education and resources for victims, and the existence of legal loopholes.”

As the author Muna Adil lays out: “The fact that we’ve been collecting detailed FGM data for some years now and still haven’t seen a single case brought to justice is a shame and utter disservice to the thousands of young girls and women who have undergone this horrific practice.”

And as Adil says, there really are no excuses for the lack of action: “We already have the data to indicate which communities and boroughs are high-risk situations – there is no credible reason for us to be shying away from this issue.”

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This needs dealing with. The sickos responsible need to be made an example of. The lack of justice for the victims is appalling.