Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kenya: Legislation failing to curb FGM/C

'"When people see me and I smile at them, they think I like what I went through... [but] I wish I could run away," she told IRIN. "My grandmother said I must be cut so I can be a good girl in future.

"I was afraid to go, but they forced me and now I am feeling a lot of pain. I can't go to school until I heal," she added.

Ruth's father says the pain is worth the respect she will earn from the community as a circumcised woman.'
http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=92869

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