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Female Genital Mutilation

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN HL4571, tabled on 29 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454) about female genital mutilation, how many of the 17 community projects funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Government Equalities Office include Scotland or are based in Scotland.

Answered on

20 February 2015

The Department for Communities and Local Government and Government Equalities Office are funding 17 female genital mutilation and honour-based Violence projects for a total sum of £270,000. None of the projects cover Scotland or are based in Scotland as this is within the devolved remit of the Scottish Government.

The 17 projects are based across England in Birmingham, Bolton, Bradford, Bristol, Essex, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Rotherham. The projects are as follows:

Projects against female genital mutilation

  • Refuge: female genital mutilation prevention in London - £5,951
  • Women’s Health and Family Services: female genital mutilation prevention in London - £13,867
  • 28 Too Many: female genital mutilation prevention in London - £7,000
  • Arc Theatre: female genital mutilation prevention in Essex - £4,680
  • Integrate Bristol: Across the country - £19,807
  • Enfield Child & Young Persons Service: female genital mutilation prevention in London - £11,572
  • ROSA: The UK Fund for Women and Girls: female genital mutilation Website - £12,820
  • Bolton Solidarity Community Association: female genital mutilation prevention in Bolton and Greater Manchester - £16,172
  • JAN Trust: female genital mutilation prevention in London - £17,967
  • Brook Young People - £14,743
  • Africans United Against Child Abuse - £9,992
  • FORWARD and African Advocacy Foundation – £40,000 – a national charity to create a network of community champions to speak against female genital mutilation

Projects against honour-based violence including forced marriage

  • Refuge: so-called honour-based violence prevention in London - £7,393
  • Muslim Women’s Network: so-called honour-based violence prevention in Nottingham, Bradford, Rotherham and Manchester - £14,910
  • Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid: female genital mutilation and so-called honour-based violence prevention in Birmingham - £15,000
  • Karma Nirvana Community Champion Programme: Forced Marriage Prevention based in Leeds - £18,500
  • Imkaan - £39,625 - a national charity based in London to operate as a community champion helping groups work together and share best practice and working with 8 other organisations.