Gambian female circumcisers and child
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Gambian women fleeing female genital mutilation threat

4 September 2013 Last updated at 10:16 BST

Fear of female genital mutilation (FGM) is grounds for seeking asylum in the UK, but campaigners say that hundreds of women have had such applications rejected. Newsnight's Sue Lloyd-Roberts spoke to two women from The Gambia whose applications failed, and travelled to their home country to test their cases on the ground.