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Ethiopia: Female Genital Mutilation

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Labour, Bishop Auckland

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Ethiopia has made representations on the practice of female genital mutilation to the government of Ethiopia.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Labour, Bishop Auckland

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK ambassador to Egypt has made representations to the government of Egypt on the practice of female genital mutilation.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Labour, Bishop Auckland

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Guinea has made representations to the government of Guinea on the practice of female genital mutilation.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Burkina Faso has made representations to the government of Burkina Faso on the practice of female genital mutilation.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Mali Faso has made representations to the government of Mali on the practice of female genital mutilation.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Djibouti has made representations to the government of Djibouti on the practice of female genital mutilation.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Eritrea has made representations to the government of Eritrea on the practice of female genital mutilation.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Somalia has made representations to the government of Somalia on the practice of female genital mutilation.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Sudan has made representations to the government of Sudan on the practice of female genital mutilation.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Tanzania has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Tanzania.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Uganda has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Uganda.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Kenya has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Kenya.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Yemen has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Yemen.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to the Central African Republic has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of the Central African Republic.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Chad has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Chad.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Benin has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Benin.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Ghana has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Ghana.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Niger has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Niger.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to the Ivory Coast has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of the Ivory Coast.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Liberia has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Liberia.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Sierra Leone has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Sierra Leone.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Mauritania has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Mauritania.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Cameroon has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Cameroon.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Indonesia has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Indonesia.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Togo has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Togo.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Nigeria has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Nigeria.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Iraq has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Iraq.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Guinea Bissau has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Guinea Bissau.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Senegal has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Senegal.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Ambassadors and High Commissioners have raised Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with the governments of Chad, Cameroon, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Secretary of State for International Development raised it with the President of Sierra Leone during her visit earlier in November. The UK does not shy away from raising FGM with governments as part of our wider human rights dialogue.

The UK is committed to working with governments and international and local partners to eradicate the abusive practice of female genital mutilation. Our ongoing commitment is demonstrated through the 2014 UK-hosted Girl Summit, our flagship £35 million regional programme and bilateral work in many countries.

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