Guide

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Last updated: 21 September 2017

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There are many organisations that offer support to girls and women who have been affected by FGM. Many of the organisations provide help, support and advice on things like:

  • mental health
  • safe accommodation
  • emotional support
  • financial help
  • finding work and education
  • health and childcare
  • visas

Shakti Women's Aid
0131 475 2399
Provides support, advocacy, refuge and information to all black and minority ethnic women, young people and children experiencing or escaping from forced marriage, domestic abuse or honour based violence.

The Dignity Alert Research Forum (DARF)
dignityalert@hotmail.co.uk
07583 434602
UN House, 4 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW
DARF is an international non-governmental organisation that works to uphold the dignity and human rights of African women, children and young people.

Saheliya
info@saheliya.co.uk
0131 556 9302
125 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4NW
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Supports the mental health and well-being of black and minority ethnic women in Scotland

AMINA Muslim Women's Resource Centre
0808 801 0301
Provides counselling, befriending and advice services to help Muslim women live better and safer lives, free from discrimination and abuse.

FGM Aware
Provides resources and information to help tackle FGM in Scotland

The Scottish government has created easy use resources for that explain the effects of FGM, how health services can help, the law in Scotland, and organisations that cna provide help and support.

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
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