Female genital mutilation
Today, the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child. While there are numerous stories of progress in improving girls’ lives, many roadblocks still remain. One of the most harrowing obstacles is the flagrant persistence of harmfultraditional practices, particularly Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).
IWI Staff Writer Ciaran O'Reilly sat down with Ifrah Ahmed, an integral cog in the campaign to stop FGM in Somalia.
Over 95% of Somalia's female population have suffered through Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is time to halt this harsh, outdated practice.