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December 13, 2009

Uganda Bans Female Circumcision

"The Ugandan parliament unanimously passed a bill banning female genital mutilation, a traditional rite that has sparked an international outcry and is practiced in some African and Asian communities. The practice, which involves cutting off a girl's clitoris, is also called female circumcision. In some communities in eastern Uganda, it is practiced in girls up to age 15. Convicted offenders face 10 years in prison, but if the girl dies during the act, those involved will get a life sentence, according to officials in the east African country." read more here


Olivia said...

Female Circumcision has to stop, period. Its horrible how women have to suffer with that...I continued reading the article on CNN...this procedure is still taking place in smaller, more tight knit communities and they call it the 'lesser cut' as if its the less harsher version....what?!...I don't understand how some people try to make it look acceptable, its not,it shouldn't happen at all. Why do women always have to suffer in this world? We go through so much...

Ana said...

This ignorant aged old practice must stop.
Why must women endure this burden?

I applaud Waris Dirie and many others in their agenda to bring an end to Female Circumcision which in my opinion is a crime against the humanity of females.


bryna said...

it's a good start.


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