'They told us we were going to a picnic'
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FGM: Dorset survivor says it shouldn’t be a taboo

When Salimata was five years old she was subjected to female genital mutilation.

Having grown up in Paris her mother often took her to visit relatives in Senegal, where she was taken to be mutilated under the guise of a picnic.

Now she lives in Bournemouth and wants to speak out to try and stop the harmful practice and destroy the stigma surrounding it.

Video journalist: Samantha Everett. Illustrations by Zoe Slatter

  • 10 May 2018
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