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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Operation Limelight

Female Genital Mutilation is illegal in Ireland and it is illegal to travel to another country to have it performed.

It is a violation of the human rights of women and girls.

It has no health benefits but can cause serious health issues.

If you suspect that a girl is at risk of Female Genital Mutilation or if it has already taken place, please contact the following agencies for advice and support:

An Garda Síochána


Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111

Crimestoppers: 1800 250025


24h Helpline: 1800 767 767


Community/Outreach Team: 01 9121670



01 834 9851


Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA)

01 872 7088