A Day Like no Other – International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

Ending FGM in this generation is a must

A Day like No Other – By Alimatu Dimonekene (Anti FGM Campaigner and Community Activist ProjectACEi)

Blog photoFor most women and girls, their wedding night or giving birth to a baby should be the most happiest and joyous occasion of their lives. But, for many women and girls around the world who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM) those days are marred in anguish, fear and sometimes death. In most instances, a girl born into a FGM affected community has a sanction. She will inevitable undergo three painful stages of her life; circumcision, night of her wedding and giving birth. FGM often occurs on or around the puberty stage leaving many girls scarred for life. For some women, not all, sexual intercourse comes with many complications and therefore not a pleasurable experience. Child birth equally devastating experience combined with mental anguish. In almost all instances, women and girls are left with…

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