Sunday, September 25, 2011

Law alone won’t end female circumcision

'They argue that the first approach should be to create awareness and persuade communities to abandon the unnecessary, risky and illegal cultural practice.“We prefer a non-confrontational approach so as not to strain the girls’ relationship with their community, and it usually works. However, if dialogue fails, then the law can come in to protect the girl,” says Grace Senewa, a World Vision a project coordinator in Narok.'

This remark is probably very true. The first thing that needs to be done is change what is going on in the heads of the people. Once they understand and realize that FGM is completely unnecessary and has no advantages then and only then will it diminish and eventually disappear.