FGM Survivor Fights To Save Girls From Being Cut

Rahma Wako, 50, is an activist working to eradicate FGM 16 years after Kenya banned the practice -- and 44 years after she suffered through the excruciating procedure. She was cut and sewn at the age of six, according to Rhama, who remembers a hot iron rod was used to heat the place where they cut her. It took 40 days to heal and during that time Rahma says she could not go to the toilet properly. If she lives to be 100 years old, Rahma says, she will remember the ordeal. Six years later, her parents married...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 6 February

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