Five prominent Africans who suffered female genital mutilation

December 02, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features, Women

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

December 02, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features, Women

First Lady of Sierra Leone, Madam Fatima Maada Bio - Pic Credit: thecalabashnewspaper.com

It is no news that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been and still is a traditional practice in Africa for ages.

It is a practice in which the external female genitalia are slit for reasons such as religious or cultural rites. It is usually performed by a non-medical practitioner and done without the consent of the individual.

Several non-profit organisations have been at the fore front to eliminate or reduce the practice since it is considered a human rights issue.

The extent of the physical and psychosocial consequences of FGM cannot be overemphasized. It is heartbreaking and somewhat devilish.

However, these prominent Africans who have survived FGM have openly come out about it and are now using their status to abolish it. Check them out:

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