Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th January 2018.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking in response to reports that FGM has been used by political parties in Sierra Leone as part of the electoral process.
We are not aware of any formal reports of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) being used as part of the electoral process; but with our partners we are closely monitoring all risks around the election.
The Department for International Development (DfID) is committed to working with the Government of Sierra Leone to promote the rights of women and girls and will seek to work with the new Government to specifically tackle FGM in the country.
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