This article was published as part of #GivingTuesday's #WomenWhoGive series, which celebrates women who give back in their communities.


Hibo Wardere is a Somalian-born campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM), author, and public speaker. Born in Somalia, she moved to London as a teenager to flee the Somali Civil War. She currently resides in Walthamstow, London, where she works as a mediator and a regular FGM educator for Waltham Forest Borough. Her testimonials and campaigning work have appeared in publications, including the Telegraph, the BBC, and the Guardian.

Hibo has dedicated her life to campaigning against FGM and to educating others about this issue.  Watch the video below to learn more about her personal story and how this impacts her work: