Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This is indeed one of the biggest problems in the fight against FGM: who implements. Implementing, controlling, checking means that the implementers, controllers and checkers must have received information and training. They must be very sensistive, careful and know how to handle a case. They also need to know how to slow down and eventually eradicate this practice. But reality unfortunately tells us another story.

"Our problem is; who implements?" She said. "The police, who are supposed to be implementing it, are not even aware or sensitised. So, the practice still goes on because culture dies hard."
According to a copy of the bill passed into law in Edo State, a circumciser shall serve a six-month imprisonment or pay a fine of N1,000 or both if caught, while in Ogun State the penalty is one year imprisonment."

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