Female Genital Mutilation Victim: Teacher ignored her cry for help

10 May

Nimko Ali was seven when she was taken to Somalia for a holiday where she underwent FGM, according to Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html). As she told her teacher about what happened, her teacher responded: “That´s nice dear. A bit like Bar Mitzvah,” the Jewish ritual of circumcision.

Since Nimko got public as she co-founded the organization “Daughters of Eve” (www.dofeve.org), she receives attacks and even death threats. According to unsubstantiated reports a man had offered a hitman GBP 500 to murder her.

Although FGM is illegal in the UK 66.000 women of the African communities are dealing with the after-effects and more than 20.000 young girls are thought to be at risk. “I want to help them all and let them know that they are not alone”, Nimko says.

Source: Mail Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2320665/Female-Genital-Mutilation-cultural-violence-66-000-women-UK-live-effects-FGM-victim-Nimko-Ali-hits-PC-society-ignored-pain.html

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