Sunday, February 20, 2011

How one woman can win the battle against a whole village

"the fight to end female genital mutilation (FGM) often seems like a losing battle because it's so entrenched in some cultures, and the practice is perpetuated by women - mothers and grandmothers - who feel they are doing the right thing for their daughters. This story of Abay, and her 20-year effort to stop the practice of FGM in her community, is an amazing testament to the power of determination..."

This story shows/proves once again how important information and/or education is. The men of this village apparently didn't know at all what FGM was about. So, a courageous women made a little film and decided to show it to the men despite the fact that FGM is still a subject you don't even talk about. And guess what: the village decided to stop the mutilation.


http://www.amazingwomenrock.com/stories-written/how-one-ethiopian-woman-succeeded-in-stopping-fgm-in-her-village.html

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