What if certain forms of childhood female genital alterations/mutilations were legalised? Would this be enough to bring the really horrid forms of FGM down? Two gynaecologists think so …..what do you think?
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I have obsessed about the Christmas/circumcision season 2014 – finding all the little stories from across the country. Thousands of girls have undergone the ‘cut’ this year – we have to change tact to demolish FGM.
‘Irῖgũ’ is a very derogative term that refers to uncircumcised girls among the Kikuyu. So when my friend and her sisters were being referred to as ‘irῖgũ cia Njambi – the uncircumcised girls of Njambi (her mother) – it must have pained their mother.
The female circumcision debate has heated up in the media and in parliament . I have followed the discussion in The Daily Nation and there are some rather interesting tit bits. Take this letter to the editor by a regular contributor. She was of the opinion that slapping a ban on FGM is not enough and explains that if these women are given something else to dream about, the practise will die.
I was caught – as I always am – by the small little articles that are squashed into the briefs in ‘The Daily Nation’. I saw this little one about a campaign aimed at tackling female circumcision in Kenya, Somali and Nigeria.