"Despite the condemnation of FGM, internationally often seen as a violation of a woman’s rights, the Pokot community have continued to embrace this ritual whose long-term physiological effects include septicaemia, genital malformation and even death."
This is an excerpt from an article published in the Standard Digital, June 6, 2013. The full article entitled,
"Going under the knife destroyed innocent young student’s life", is here, http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000085346&story_title=going-under-the-knife-destroyed-innocent-young-student-s-life&pageNo=4Though outlawed long ago, the traditional tribes continue this ritual. Isolation, lack of education, love of culture all contribute to the persistence of these harmful practices. Leadership from within is rising. Women are receiving educaiton and returning to their tribes to lead and educate.Expanding Opportunities seeks to assist these leaders to eradicate these harmful practices with education and sensitivithy to culture.
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