A former child victim of female genital mutilation is to help London schools teach pupils about the risks of being cut as part of a drive to prevent violence against women and girls.

Hibo Wardere, who was mutilated in Somalia at the age of six, will also train council officials how to spot girls in danger and provide information to men and others about the lasting harm that cutting can cause.

She will also work with a specialist to offer psychological support to victims of FGM and those who are potentially at risk from the barbaric practice.

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