A Piece of Me

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“I was about seven years old when my mother organized a female genital mutilation ritual for me. The paradji [traditional birth attendant] used a piece of sharpened bamboo stick. I was screaming in severe pain, and I saw blood coming out,” recalled Hj. Helwana, a religious...
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Some 200 million women and girls alive today have been affected by female genital mutilation, which is customarily done between infancy and age 15. There is no medically sound reason for what is recognized as a violation of human rights, and potential consequences range from...
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More than 10,000 girls over 30 years. That’s how many girls three women here cut in female genital mutilation (FGM) rituals – almost one girl a day, every day, spanning three decades.

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