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'Barbaric female genital mutilation' rife in London, warns campaigner
by Poppy Bradbury
A charity worker who was a victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child is campaigning to stop the atrocity in West London.Sagal Osman helped set up charity Good Efforts for Health and Well Being after voluntarily helping women affected by FGM seek medical help since 2010.
She won an award for her work at this year's Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre's annual awards.
Mrs Osman, who lives in White City, says awareness is key to stopping the 'barbaric act', which is rife among the area's Somali population. She welcomed the NSPCC's hotline which launched this week to protect girls aged five to 15 at risk.
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