Finally! UN calls for ban on female circumcision

when we were in egypt back in 2003, some friends told me that they were working with the UN on a project to stop FGC/M (female genital mutilation, circumcision) - i was shocked to hear them saying that the numbers are frightening, like 97% of egyptian women suffered from fgc according to UN reports!

all these years and the situation remains the same... it breaks my heart to see these high numbers in africa, where this horrible, brutal and inhuman practice is still considered as part of tradition..

for those who have no idea what FGM means, you can read here.

as for the FGM consequences, the removal of, or damage to, healthy, normal genital tissue interferes with the natural functioning of the body and causes several immediate and long-term health effects - for example, babies born to women who have undergone female genital mutilation suffer a higher rate of neonatal death; end in stillbirth or spontaneous abortion; and in a further 25%, the newborn has a low birth weight or serious infection, both of which are associated with an increased risk of perinatal death.

i wonder what took the united nations so long to call for this ban! for more on this you can read here.

    10 Responses to “Finally! UN calls for ban on female circumcision”

    1. Pinkish says:

      The numbers are CRAZY!! Thank God I am not born in such countries……..

    2. Hiba103 says:

      This is so cruel!!! How come the UN waited so long to ban such crimes??

    3. Danah says:

      Maybe because it’s such a sensitive subject. Thank you for raising awareness 965

    4. Rolla says:

      Horrible!!!!

    5. Elle says:

      I would recommen you read this story of Waris Dirie http://newsone.com/1918765/waris-dirie-interview/ I read it in Reader's Digest eons ago…was soo moving and shocking!

    6. 965malls says:

      thanks for sharing this moving story elle! wow.. we need more women like her.. god bless her

    7. elle says:

      Hiya….Totally agree! I never thought it existed before reading her story. I'm very grateful my aunt introduced me to reader's digest instead of SevenTeen :)

    8. 965malls says:

      kudos to your aunt too :)

    9. a debt of gratitude is in order for sharing this moving story elle! goodness.. we require more ladies like her.. god favor her. Well, i am a doctor and i was looking for some images to check how it looks in week 8.

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