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Cut: a talk by Hibo Wardere

  • The Attic at The Railway Inn 3 Saint Paul's Hill Winchester, England, SO22 5AE United Kingdom (map)

At the age of 6-years-old Hibo Wardere was made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she nearly died. As a teenager she moved to London in the shadow of the Somalian Civil War where she quickly learnt the procedure she had undergone in her home country was not ‘normal’ in the west. She embarked on a journey to understand FGM and its roots, whilst raising her own family and dealing with the devastating consequences of the cutting in her own life.

Hibo Wardere works in London as an FGM campaigner, helping young girls whose families plan to take them abroad for the procedure. She has vowed to devote herself to the campaign against FGM. Her book Cut (Simon & Schuster) came out in paperback early 2016.

Empowering and informative, this talk brings to life a clash of cultures at the heart of contemporary society and shows how FGM and violence against women remain a worldwide problem.

45-minute talk, followed by audience questions