There has been widespread satisfaction in the first successful prosecution last month of a perpetrator of female genital mutilation, when a mother was convicted of cutting her three- year-old daughter in 2017. Lynette Woodrow from the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Female genital mutilation has an appalling physical and emotional impact on victims that usually lasts their entire life…. We will not hesitate to prosecute those who commit this sickening offence.” NCW can be proud of its role in bringing this terrible practice to public attention through previous resolutions passed at conference.