Nimco Ali in conversation with Anne Summers
Thursday, 24 September 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
For the first time in Australia
Campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation
in conversation with Anne Summers with Audience Q and A
British-Somalian Nimco Ali walks the streets of London in her "fanny suit" - her bespoke vagina costume - spreading the message that the practise of mutilating girls' vaginas is child abuse and violence against women.
Nimco is an FGM survivor, who was "cut" at age 7, and who has vowed that she will be the last woman in her family to undergo this horrendous procedure.
More than 125 million women and girls worldwide have been "cut", according to the Woprld Health Organisation. No FGM Australia, estimates that 5640 girls under 15 in Australia are "at high risk of FGM".
Hear this exceptionally brave and creative campaigner talk about shining a lihght on a practice that is used to curb women's sexuality and deny them equality.
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