Infographic: What social workers need to know about female genital mutilation

As the government introduces new measures to eradicate FGM, use our infographic to find out more about the illegal practice

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Picture credit: Francis Dean/Rex Features

Today, prime minister David Cameron backed tougher laws to eradicate the illegal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), while his deputy, Nick Clegg, announced extra training to help social workers identify and help girls who may become victims of FGM.

But just what is the practice and how prevalent it is worldwide? Check out this interactive infographic to find our more.

(Infographic courtesy of Charlotte Willis)

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