Local Women Offer More Influence To End FGM Through Stories Of Personal Experiences

Christian Science Monitor: In push to end FGM, local women offer influential message
“…[W]hen a local woman — a woman people in the community have gossiped with in the local market or knelt beside in mosque — stands up and says she suffered, it’s much harder for those around her to claim that anti-FGM activism is simply an import of a finger-wagging West, says Mary Small, the acting executive director of GAMCOTRAP, the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, an NGO founded in the 1980s to fight [female genital mutilation (FGM)]…” (Brown, 12/18).