“Ending the culture of FGM”

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Like many girls in Sudan, I suffered genital mutilation – but with education, attitudes are beginning to change.

When I was “circumcised” I was five or six, but it happens to girls as young as four. It starts as a ceremony – the girl is bought clothes, gold earrings and bangles. She has henna put on her hands and feet: the preliminaries are regarded as a celebration where she is the centre of attention.´But later they take her and put her in a gadha, which is shaped like a deep dish.  

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