Ebola Provides Opportunity To Further Curb FGM Practice In Sierra Leone

Bloomberg News: Ebola Forces Secret Societies to Curb Female Circumcision Rites
“As the death toll from Ebola approaches 9,000 in West Africa, the illness has at least temporarily disrupted female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice that brutally harms young girls. The respite is giving human rights activists an opportunity to more permanently curb the tradition, which involves circumcision to partially or completely remove female genitalia…” (Gbandia/Kitamura, 1/13).

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