Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mutilating parents and tradition mutilators from Kenya take hundreds of girl across the boarder in Tanzania to terrorize their genitals!!!

Kenyan parents determined to mutilate their daughters, despite the outlawing of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), are taking them across the border to Tanzania,
Traditional mutilators from Kenya’s Kuria community crossed into Tanzania to mutilate a number of girls aged between seven and 15 during last month’s mutilation season, the report said.

FGM is prohibited in Tanzania but the law is not effectively enforced.

“Nobody will marry my daughter in the community if she is not mutilated,” one father, Wario Chacha, said in the report.

“I do not want my family to be a laughing stock. My girl will have to be mutilated no matter how long it takes.”

His 10-year-old daughter was one of 400 girls taken by local non-governmental organisations to rescue centres to protect them from being mutilated.

One in three Kenyan women is mutilated, despite the practice being criminalised in the 2001 Children’s Act.

In September 2011, Kenya passed the FGM Act into law providing for up to seven years in jail for anyone who commits FGM.

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Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
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