Girls in Finland are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a new study released on Friday. The NGO Fenix Helsinki's report cites several instances of girls being transported out of the country for FGM procedures, confirming suspicions that the illegal practice is taking place.
Ujuni Ahmed is the chair of Fenix Helsinki. She is a second-generation Somali immigrant, who arrived in Finland as a young girl with her parents in 1991.
"Our study demonstrates that these trips really are organised in Finland. I have also heard that FGM is carried out within the country," Ahmed says.