Female genital mutilation campaigners are calling on Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to properly educate children in schools about the illegal practice, after Michael Gove's failure to do so.

Nimco Ali, ambassador for a new international anti-FGM programme The Girl Generation, is calling on Mrs Morgan to make sure children are taught about the crime - particularly in areas of high prevalence - and to ensure schools place FGM within child protection policies.

"Michael Gove wanted to have the conversation but he had no idea about the Home Office research or the £35 million put aside by [the Department for International Development (DFID)]," said Ali.

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