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Advocates Welcome Somalia’s Move To Prosecute FGM Case

The Guardian: Death of 10-year-old girl prompts first FGM prosecution in Somalia’s history
“Somalia’s attorney general has announced the nation’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation after a 10-year-old girl bled to death following a traditional cutting last week. The announcement has been described as a ‘defining moment’ in a nation where 98 percent of all women and girls undergo FGM, the highest rate anywhere in the world. … The surprise announcement has been welcomed by campaigners all over the world. FGM survivor and activist Ifrah Ahmed, 26, said the declaration ‘had taken everyone by surprise.’ ‘It shows just how quickly things can move when there is political will,’ said Ahmed…” (Hodal, 7/26).

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