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Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has welcomed government plans to protect children at risk of female genital mutilation.
Bristol teenager Fahma Mohammed has been a leading campaigner against the practice - which is illegal in the UK - but common in some parts of Africa.
The government says tougher action must be taken. Keith Vaz MP is Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee:-
A schoolgirl from Bristol met the Education Secretary today as part of her campaign to outlaw the practice known as FGM - Female Genital Mutilation.
Michael Gove says he will write to every headteacher in the country about the issue, outlining how to keep children safe.
A schoolgirl from Bristol has been meeting the Education Secretary today as part of her campaign to outlaw the practice known as FGM - Female Genital Mutilation.
Fahma Mohamed wants schools to play a greater part in raising awareness of the practice, which is thought to be widespread among the Somali community, from which she comes.
Our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports:-
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17-year-old Fahma Mohamed explains why she is fighting for the risks of Female Genital Mutilation to be taught in schools.