Soroptimist members had a very interesting and very thought provoking evening when Tiggi Konte came to talk at a recent meeting.
Tiggi organises the Walsall FGM support group. Tiggi and her mother, who accompanied her, had both been victims of FGM.
When she set up the support group Tiggi had 28 members who had suffered FGM – the group now has over 100 women who have settled in the UK from parts of the world where the abhorrent practice still exists ie mainly parts of Africa and The Middle East. She was happy to answer questions from members at the end of her talk.
President Lyn Shiel presented Tiggi with a donation for the group