Basma Kamel is an activist against FGM and child marriage. She is a refugee from Egypt currently living and studying in the UK. In this interview she talks about her experience as a survivor of FGM and about what we can all do to help stop this harmful practice.
The World Health Organisation states that more than 200 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in 30 countries. FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and 15. It is a non-medical operation with no health benefits. It is a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and 3 million girls are estimated to be at risk of FGM right now.