The Cruel Cut

Female Genital Mutilation or FGM is when a girl’s genitals are either partially or totally removed for non-medical reasons. Leyla Hussein, a campaigner and mother, was cut when she was seven years old. Four women held her down, while a fifth cut her. Leyla screamed for her mother to help her, before passing out. There are 66,000 women and girls living with the terrible consequences of FGM in Britain. And with an estimated 24,000 girls at risk of mutilation today, Leyla sets out on a campaign to eradicate FGM in the UK.