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Campaigners have launched a petition demanding the Home Office takes responsibility for ending female genital mutilation in the UK.

Leyla Hussein, a victim of the cultural practice and co-founder of the anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve, said urgent action is needed because thousands of girls from the UK are still being cut despite years of campaigning.

Her fight to stamp out FGM is being filmed for a Channel 4 documentary. She said: "This is a child protection issue, it is about violence and child abuse. I am demanding somebody has to be responsible for this."


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