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New Law on FGM in NSW

Crimes Amendment (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill 2014

If any person is found guilty of performing, or arranging for FGM to be done to a female baby, a girl or a woman in NSW they can be imprisoned for up to 21 years.

A person is guilty of an offence if the person takes another person from the State, or arranges for another person to be taken from the State, with the intention of having female genital mutilation performed on the other person.

If you are concerned about the safety of a female baby, a girl or women being at risk of having FGM done to them in NSW or being taken out of NSW or Australia for this purpose contact: 

NSW Police - Tel: 000 

NSW FGM Program - Tel: 02 9840 4182 / 02 9840 3877

Child Protection Helpline Tel: 132 111  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Last Updated: 16 Nov 2015

 

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