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New measures to end FGM to be announced at summit

Parents who fail to prevent their daughter being subjected to female genital mutilation will face prosecution under new legislation to be unveiled by the Government at a summit in London.

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Training around cultural practices 'will help stop FGM'

The UK Government will be introducing new training and guidance for front-line public sector workers to help recognise the signs of female genital mutilation, the Deputy Prime Minister is due to tell a summit today.

Female genital mutilation is one of the oldest and the most extreme ways in which societies have sought to control the lives and bodies of generations of young women and girls.

Without the right knowledge, skills and experience, people feel like they don't have the cultural understanding and authority to even talk about this practice honestly, never mind intervene when they're worried someone is vulnerable.

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

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