Habiba Osman, Aisha Mohammed and Yasmin Ahmed discuss female genital mutilation
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100 women 2015: Three generations of Somali women discuss FGM

Female genital mutilation is banned in the UK and somebody carrying it out can be jailed for up to 14 years - but it still happens.

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, three generations of Somali women talk frankly about the cultural reasons behind it and why they want to end the practice.

Law student Yasmin Ahmed, 21, persuaded her mother Aisha Mohammed and grandmother Habiba Osman to break the taboo surrounding the issue and discuss how attitudes have changed through the generations.

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  • 25 Nov 2015