Tuesday, December 15, 2009

FGM Update

Finally some good news to write about.

The BBC is reporting that Uganda has now outlawed the brutal practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - the excruciating practice of removing the clitoris of young women to make them “more suitable for marriage”.

I only became aware of the practice this year after watching a televised documentary, but my wife and I were moved to tears watching the practice take place. I did write about it earlier in the year after subsequently reading more material from elsewhere. There is plenty on the internet about it. I do sincerely hope the last few remaining countries where FGM is practiced take a look at Uganda and follow in their example.

2 comments:

James Higham said...

Good stuff that they ban it but will the people stop practising it?

Daniel1979 said...

Who knows James, but at least the law will be on the side of the young girls now, and hopefully that will help things along.