Part 1: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM)
Contributors: Canisius Mushibwe and Lisa Mugo
Part of Africa Equity Media (AEM) mission is to empower our audience by informing, enlighten and exposing matters that need our attention.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) falls squarely as a priority issue that needs our undivided attention. FGM is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical purposes. It is recognized internationally as a violation of Human Rights and extreme form of discrimination of girls and women.
Certain communities in 29 African Countries practice it. These countries include – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia. *
(Source – United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA), A United Nations (UN) Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency.
We welcome you to join us eradicate this practice that serves no medical purpose. We have included a link from Plan International on proven ways to END FGM.