Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Good example in Somalia

It is possible, the practice of FGM (rather than FGC) can be stopped.

"In Puntland, where an estimated 98% of the population practices FGC, declaration provides new way forward. 14 villages in the Northeast Zone of Somalia – Puntland – made history on Monday as they became the first group of communities in the region to collectively pledge to abandon the practice of female genital cutting (FGC). These communities participated in an empowering three-year education program implemented by the NGO Tostan in collaboration with UNICEF and the Government of Puntland."

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