No FGM Australia
Welcome to the website of No FGM Australia, a not for profit organisation aimed at highlighting the existence of and abolishing Female Genital Mutilation in Australia.
This site contains news articles, resources for professionals working with women who have undergone FGM and need support, and women themselves who are seeking information and support due to FGM. The site is a resource for health professionals or educators who may know of girls at risk of FGM. A multi-agency approach to stopping FGM is essential.
This website is also for parents who are being put under pressure to have their daughters undergo FGM. While there are places where FGM legally continues as a cultural or religious practice, it is illegal in Australia and you have the full support of Australian law to protect your daughter from this unnecessary and often deadly procedure.
The opinions expressed take into account that FGM has complexities due to the cultural, traditional and religious issues surrounding its practice, however the primary view is that children have the right to be safe and protected from any form of abuse or violence, and that FGM is one of the most severe forms of child abuse and must be stopped.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A CHILD AT RISK OF FGM: Contacts here:
If you are concerned that a child needs immediate protection, you can report to the police by calling 000.