A North West MEP has called for the EU to set out it's plan of action to combat female genital mutilation, suggesting that victims must become the 'right holders'.

Julie Ward MEP, a member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality committee, claims that more 'compassionate' forms of politics are needed to achieve 'zero tolerance' towards FGM.

Labour MEPs met on Monday to ask the European Parliament to set out measures to tackle FGM and how their plan of action will work in practice.

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