Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Education is central to ending FGM

I'v' been reading articles, reports and the like for several years know and I agree 200%. It should be a crime to torture and mutilate a child and police and emrgency rooms should be educated and it should be punishable and a jail sentence should be enforced and, and, and. All the above is probably good for the short term.

But ... I think that the only (right) way to go (especially long term) is to inform and educate the people. ALL the people. Show/"prove" that mutilating girls only leads to pain and suffering. There is no advantage. Not a single one. 

"A practice that demeans, dehumanises and injures is not a tradition, it's a human rights violation. Headteachers can help stop this."

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/18/ban-ki-moon-education-ending-fgm-female-genital-mutilation