Friday, September 14, 2007

UNICEF Seeks End to Genital Mutilation

Great news from All Africa.com
http://allafrica.com/stories/200709120592.html

The death of 2 girls d as a result of FGM this summer attracted even more international attention to this barbaric act.

2 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

How are they going to monitor the situation, though, Kizzie, if, as I understand it, it is often carried out in the home?

Kizzie said...

welshcakes,

Well, it will take generations to stop it but it is usually carried out in rural areas nobody is raising awareneess about it.
If people are educated about its dangers then it will slowly cease to exist.
We should focus on the fact that most people do it because its cultural( women enourage each other to do it to their daughters or the society instructs the family to circumcize their daughters) women and men should be educated about it, laws are not enough because they are hard to enforce especially in third world countries so if the people involved are not reached, it will not stop.
sorry for the incoherent msg, it's late and am off to bed:)