It's time to stop tiptoeing around FGM

Louise Robertson

In today's world, the girl child is the most vulnerable, and female genital mutilation (FGM) is one of the cruelest practices and forms of discrimination against girls and women. There are 200-million women in the world that have been victims of FGM, of which 92-million are in Africa. Each year three million girls are at risk on the continent. Every 11 seconds a girl will be cut.

Herself a victim of the practice, gender rights activist Leyla Hussein believes it's time to call it what it is. Hussein was one of the speakers at the recent Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) in Johannesburg.

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