Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Victim Support

Coventry Haven Women’s Aid:

  • Specialist practical and emotional support for women, children and girls who are victims, or at risk of, genital mutilation and abuse
  • Safe refuge accommodation
  • Awareness raising of FGM within practicing communities
  • Training to professionals in statutory and voluntary services, including schools, doctors surgeries and hospitals and midwives
  • Recruitment of Community Champions to extend our reach to all communities
  • Promotion and publication of the ' Ending FGM' message
  • Working at a strategic level to ensure a good policy response

For more information on Coventry Haven Women’s Aid’s work please visit https://www.coventryhaven.co.uk/female-genital-mutilation


Panahghar provides free dedicated BAME multilingual support, advice and advocacy, and access to safe refuge for victims and their families of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse.

Panahghar can provide non-judgmental advice and support for victims and professionals supporting victims affected by FGM. Contact Panahghar on their 24-hour helpline on 0800 055 6519

West Midlands forced Marriage and ‘Honour’ Based Abuse Helpline ran by in partnership with Panahghar, Roshni and SWAN: 0800 953 977

For more information visit: https://www.safehouse.org.uk/domestic-abuse/female-genital-mutilation/

For more information, help and advice please visit Coventry’s Safe to Talk website: https://www.safetotalk.org.uk/