The Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development is calling on young people to take part in their online survey on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
This survey will form part of part of a research project undertaken by FORWARD with the University of East London. The aim of the national survey is to improve understanding of the nature, experiences, and attitudes of young people on FGM, with a view to establishing the extent of the practice and young people’s attitudes.
FGM has started to gain some attention in the UK, and FORWARD have recently estimated that there are 32,000 girls in the UK at high-risk of becoming victims of FGM. This research will be vital to providing a more comprehensive understanding of the extent of the practice in the UK, which will help to inform policy development, planning of support services, and intervention programmes.
You can take part in the survey on the FORWARD website. The survey is anonymous and participants can opt out of the survey at any time. Participants will also be entered into a draw for a £20 Amazon voucher.
You can also download FORWARD’s poster with more information on the survey here.