With a high immigrant population from countries where there are high rates of FGM, it is an issue that Canada and Canadians should no longer ignore. There is enough evidence to suggest that there are hundreds of women and girls in Canada who have undergone FGM and many younger girls who are still at risk.
Reyhana is a journalist, writer and researcher specialising in issues surrounding Muslim communities, community cohesion, radicalisation and counter-terrorism policy. Reyhana hosts a blog on ‘how to successfully combat extremism and also contributes to The Independent
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