FGM and AMNet Kambiaprint resource
A brief blog outlining the health complications of Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone
High School - Post-Secondary Students
The attached blog: compassionfirstsierraleone.wordpress.com/2009/07/19/fgm-and-amnet-kambia/
This is a brief blog that highlights one of my experiences in Sierra Leone, with the cultural role of Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone, Africa, and around the world. It provides context for the problems many young people encounter as a result of this widespread practice. Many orphans at Fountain of Mercy have gone through this practice and have many physical complications as a result.
The attached blog is meant to give an overview of FGM in Sierra Leone and provide a larger context for its use in Africa and around the world. The blog also provides links to UN and UNICEF sites about the issue. It is a helpful read for students and it brings up many correlating topics: women empowerment, legislation, and social/medical/economic implications of this practice.
Facts from the World Health Organization on FGM: www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/