A national campaign to end female genital mutilation was launched in February 2017, to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Freedom Charity, in partnership with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, aims to encourage people to provide the police with information to help detect and prevent FGM in the UK and abroad. Aneeta Prem, Freedom Charity’s founder, said:
“Through education we can stop FGM in a generation. Through teaching we can explain the long-term health dangers and dispel the myths that have kept this barbaric practice alive. The help of boys as well as girls is needed to change opinions. We are asking that people wear the red triangle badge to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM.”