Guardian and BBC Film about FGM in Kurdistan and the campaign against it


Today Guardian Films present a short version of a co-production with the BBC  about the decade long fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iraqi-Kurdistan. The BBC-Guardian team has followed two filmmakers who spend almost a decade reporting the greatest taboo subject in Kurdish society. Nabaz Ahmed and Shara Amin persuaded people to talk about the effects of FGM. Their film became an important tool in a capmpaign the grassroots organisation WADI launched to combat FGM and get the practice outlawed in 2011. Latest figures by WADI show that in some regions Of Iraqi-Kurdistan the number of girls being mutilated  has fallen by over 60% in the last few years.


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