Kenya Continues the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

Tuesday is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a U.N.-sponsored annual event. Female genital mutilation in Africa is an age-old tradition that involves the cutting of the clitoris of young girls and women. The United Nations estimates at least 200 million girls and women have undergone some form of FGM, including 44 million aged 14 years and younger. Fifty-year-old Rahma Wako is an activist working to eradicate FGM, 16 years after Kenya banned the practice. Rhama says she was cut and sewn at the age of...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 6 February

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