Zara in conversation with BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire
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'No-one would marry me unless I had FGM'

"Zara" is the first person in the UK to be given a joint court order to protect her from both forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Her father tried to arrange a forced marriage for her on several occasions, but was told by prospective partners -and their families - that they would not marry her unless she underwent FGM, also known as female circumcision.

The Victoria Derbyshire programme is broadcast on weekdays from 09:00-11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel.

  • 23 Jun 2016