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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

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Between six and fourteen of age,almost every girls in a certain community undergoes circumcision which is increasingly being recognised around many of our communities as a form of multilation.It is a cultural rite,considered a means of controlling sexual disire and activity in women.Some traditionalists mistakenly see it as a religious requirement.It is infact a clear denial of the basic right of women and girls to survival and health,and an example of the subjection of women in a community.Its also a major factor affecting the heath and contributing to the death of women.The problem can begin immedicately with several bleeding that might be life threating when over bleed.

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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kuria, Migori, Nyanza
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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