A petition to help end female genital mutilation (FGM) in the US has crossed a significant milestone of 100,000 signatures.

Jaha Dukureh, a 24-year-old survivor of FGM, created the Change.org petition, which urges the US government to commission a report that would update statistics on the prevalence of women subjected to FGM in the US. It collected its 100,000th signature on Friday afternoon.

"I hope the government listens to all the 100,000 people that have taken their time to sign this petition, to say what we're asking for is very, very important and it needs to happen," Dukureh told the Guardian. "So I just really hope they take action as well."

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