Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill: Consultation – closes 4 Jan

The Scottish Government has made a commitment to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a form of gender based violence.

This consultation seeks views on this, and also seeks views on additional provisions including anonymity for victims of FGM; creation of an offence of failure to protect from FGM; and creation of a duty to notify Police of FGM. It also seeks views on prevalence of vaginal elongation and breast ironing, and what further steps may be required to tackle these forms of gender based violence.

Find out more here.