Faith Leaders Declaration against FGM and FM

The UK Government hosted a Girl Summit on 22nd July 2014 focusing on how we should tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage (FM) both domestically and internationally.

To highlight the strong interfaith commitment to ending FGM over 350 UK faith leaders and community activists signed a declaration making clear that FGM is not a religious requirement and that no faith supports the practice. Similar declarations were made against FM. This was presented to Government Ministers at the Summit and it is hoped that the declaration will support initiatives across all faiths and help galvanise further action against FGM and FM in faith communities. 

If you are a faith leader and would like to show your support for the campaigns against FGM and FM please download and sign the declaration form and return it to

Faith Leaders Declaration Form

We will be continuing our interfaith work and building on the progress made at the Girl Summit. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates as this work develops.



The Ashworth Group