‘Guardian Development Podcast’ Discusses Issues Surrounding FGM

The Guardian’s most recent “Global Development Podcast” examines “the issues around female genital mutilation, including how many people are at risk, why the subject is taboo and what is being done to end it.” According to the podcast summary, the U.N. General Assembly in December “banned the practice,” but “globally, thousands of girls are still at risk.” Guardian contributor Liz Ford talks to Naana Otoo-Oyortey, executive director of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Foreward; Nimco Ali, co-founder of Daughters of Eve; and Bogaletch Gebre, founder and director of KMG Ethiopia, “about the difficulty of dealing with a practice that dates back generations and is considered by some to be a taboo subject,” the summary notes (7/29).