Senegal: 108 villages publicly declare the abandonment of FGC (Female Genital Cutting)
The Tostan-Unicef basic education program has given participants the opportunity to understand the dangers resulting from the practice as well as to share their new knowledge with relatives and neighbours.
The members of 108 communities of the area had chosen health for their girls and women by deciding, of their own initiative, to end the harmful practices of FGC and early marriage. They also emphasized that FGC and early marriage are not obligations in Islam or any other religion and thus are purely traditional practices that should be abandoned as they cause harm to girls and women.
Submitted on Wed, 04/09/2003 - 00:00
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