Hackney school praised for tackling topics of abuse and FGM – Hackney Gazette

FGM is not only a foreign issue

A Hackney school has won praise from a campaigner for its efforts to stamp out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Alima Dimonekene campaigns against FGM, having suffered from the practice, also known as female circumcision, at age 16.

Alima worked with students across year groups at Waterside Academy in Haggerston earlier in the month (Nov 5).

She was impressed with their maturity and empathy during the workshop, describing the school as “a beacon of excellence”.

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