Girls allegedly being pressured into female genital mutilation by classmates

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Girls allegedly being pressured into female genital mutilation by classmates

It's claimed schoolgirls are being pressured by fellow classmates into having female genital mutilation.

The campaigner Leyla Hussein says children are being made to see the procedure as a cultural practice, rather than a criminal offence.

The warning comes as the UK and America signed an agreement to do more to tackle FGM. John Cameron from the NSPCC says a global approach is needed.

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