UGANDA LAW BARS GENITAL CUTTING TRIBAL ELDERS’ ADVOCACY IS THE KEY

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UGANDA LAW BARS GENITAL CUTTING TRIBAL ELDERS’ ADVOCACY IS THE KEY

Publication date: 04 Dec 2009

Author: UNFPA

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We have come here today to talk about Female Genital Mutilation.” The speaker is His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda. It is July 1, 2009; the President is addressing more than 5,000 members of the Pokot and Sabiny communities, the only two groups in Uganda that prac
tice Female Genital Cutting (FGM). Also present are ministers and parliamentarians from Uganda and neighbouring Kenya, where the majority of the Pokot live. On this historic occasion, 300 Pokot girls will be honoured with certificates for not having been cut. The President has flown to the mountains of eastern Uganda on the occasion of the first annual Pokot Culture Day

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