Female genital mutilation victim tells her story

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Witnessed: 4379 times

Regions: Kenya

Issues: Violence against women

Tags: Female genital mutilation, FGM, sexual violence

Female Genital Mutilation - FGM - affects the lives of girls and women almost all over the world. Irene from Kenya shares here about how she was cut at the age of 16.
This 5000 year old African practice has migrated and has become an increasing problem in Western countries. It is condemned and outlawed.
Yet it still goes on. Often underground. In order to eradicate FGM, it is important to understand WHY it is practiced.

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