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Oxford says “no” to cutting.

Oxford Against Cutting (OAC) is committed to working to help prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) of girls and women living in Oxfordshire.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines FGM as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.



FGM is short for female genital mutilation. It is when the female genital organs are cut or injured for non-medical reasons. It has no health benefits and is very harmful.



If you are being pressured into having your daughters cut you can say "NO" Because ANY form of FGM is against the law This means that the removal of part of the clitoris or clitoral hood is also Illegal.


29th June 2016

Oxford Against Cutting and The Rose Community will be hosting a community fun day on Saturday 23rd July. Join us for activities, stalls, cultural dance, food and refreshments. See here for details.

27th June 2016

Sudanese man speaks out.

7th June 2016

Oxford Against Cutting launches summer poster campaign to encourage men to speak up.

Here is the poster and the press release. See here for an article in the Oxford Mail covering the campaign.

Click here to contact us and request copies of the poster.

Thank you!

Voices From Oxfordshire

G’s Story

September 7, 2016

In early days during white man’s rule in Kenya, Christianity had taken root in the country where there were changes in families’ lives as opposed to the former way of life passed on from their ancestors. One of the changes was the circumcision of girls which had been the normal way of life for most tribes.

In some families though, who have embraced Christianity, leaving out the circumcision was not easy due to the stigma associated. The families that didn’t have their girls circumcised were stigmatised, isolated, looked down upon and even had abuses hurled at them, on the way. So some of those Christians preferred to have it done secretly even sending their girls away to relatives who could do it secretly for them. Born to a family that was not Christian, though Christianity had some effect on the family, me and my sisters were expected to undergo the ritual as it was a way of fitting in the society and fulfilling the ancestral command or directive.

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