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In The Media & Newsletter » Margot Parker MEP - I welcome news the police and border security officers will share intelligence on FGM with their American counterparts
Margot Parker MEP, who has campaigned to clampdown on the perpetrators of female genital mutilation, (FGM), has welcome news the police and border security officers will share intelligence on the sickening practice with their American counterparts.
The East Midlands MEP, who serves on the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee, (FEMM), said: "This is long overdue but at least a step in the right direction.
"The physical and mental trauma this disgusting practice causes is heart-breaking for the victims.
"FGM has been illegal in the UK for more than 30 years - including cases where girls are sent 'home' to be mutilated in the name of culture.
"This is entirely about keeping women in their place, asserting power over them and destroying their sexual identities.
"The practice is abhorrent and is something we should, as a society, make clear is not acceptable under any circumstances."
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