Ending FGM – An Ongoing Struggle

Despite the challenges, Ms. Maina shared a success story, recalling, “One man after going through the training was able to reconsider his decision to have his two daughters cut; he stopped the process and protected the daughters.”

Although the man faced hostility from the elders and the community, Ms. Maina recalled, “he saw it better not to decide for the girls by forcefully taking them through the process but rather to allow them to make the decision themselves.”

She said that although men are partly seen as the perpetrators of the activity, some of them have played a vital role in ending the FGM practice. 

“Men are fighting for the women so it is not just women fighting for themselves,” the CSA official said.

Source: ACIAfrica

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