FGM Among Us

Colleen Curry, James Hitchings-Hales, Jackie Marchildon, Jana Sepehr

Female genital mutilation (FGM) — the dangerous non-medical and non-religious practice that intentionally removes female genital organs — is not a foreign problem. There are 200 million women worldwide who have undergone it. But did you know it exists in the Western world too?

Global Citizen reports from the UK, Canada, Germany, and the US, talking to activists, experts, and survivors, to explore the hidden abuse happening around the world and what can be done to stop it.

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