A survivor of female genital mutilation today told how she had been attacked in public over her outspoken campaign to confront the barbaric practice in London's schools.

Hibo Wardere, 46, who fled Somalia's civil war at the age of 18 having suffered FGM aged six, has made it her life's work to educate and speak frankly about the brutal surgery which affects 200 million women in 30 countries.

Mrs Wardere, a teaching assistant who visits schools to educate children about the procedure, has written a book about her one-woman fight to wipe out FGM in her lifetime.

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