HIBO WARDERE – PRESSURES OF CULTURE

Hibo Wardere shares her story about peer pressure, cultural expectations and Somalian FGM practices.

When Hibo was 6 years old she became one of more than 200 million women and girls worldwide who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In this short film, Hibo discusses the days leading up to being cut – the celebration and joy – and the days after – the pain, anger, and betrayal. ‘It was being butchered by the people you love the most that was the most hurtful thing.’ Now, one of Britain’s most prominent campaigners against FGM, Hibo is working with SafeHands for Mothers to raise awareness about FGM and to protect the thousands of girls at risk of being cut in the UK today.

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