FGM is always with us

This report presents results from a qualitative, participatory research study investigating beliefs, perceptions and experiences of women affected by female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C). The aim of the research was to gain in-depth insights from women originally from high-prevalence FGM countries, and currently living in and around Westminster. The study used the Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation and Research (PEER) method,1 and was led by FORWARD, with technical support from the PEER unit in the Options consultancy and the University of Wales, Swansea. The participatory research process allowed women to articulate problems and priorities from their points of view, enabling dialogue on these hard-to discuss issues.