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3 Things That Mario And Sonic Never Had To Worry About (And We Don’t Mean Dimensions)

You won’t find this game on PS or Xbox. But millions of girls around the world have to play it.

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LEVEL 1: Escape from abuse


FGM = female genital mutilation

LEVEL 2: Don't get trapped


LEVEL 3: Stay safe! Avoid danger!

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Are you over 16?


BONUS: Help unlock the potential of girls and women

For too many girls in poor countries, this is not a game. This is the reality.

What can you do?

Get involved! Sign up to our e-bulletin

Get informed! Find out more about female genital mutilation and child marriage

Get moving! Take action with Girls Not Brides, Plan UK, Forward, Equality Now, Orchid Project and the United Nations.

Have you been affected?

The NSPCC run a helpline for anyone concerned that a child's welfare is at risk because of female genital mutilation. It is available 24 hours a day for advice, information or support 0800 028 3550 or email

If you're trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you've been forced into then contact the Forced Marriage Unit.

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