Sunday, January 23, 2011

Two districts in northern Ethiopia declare an end to female genital cutting

The influence of religious and clan leaders, local government officials and former circumcisers has brought a remarkable reduction in female cutting in both districts. According to a study conducted in 2010 by one local partner, the Rohi Weddu Pastoralist Women's Development Organization, cutting has sharply declined in these communities over the past decade. Many former circumcisers also made public promises to the community that they would not return to their former profession. Read more…


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