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Female Genital Circumcision

It’s estimated that between 114 million women around the world experience female genital circumcision. The ritual is life-threatening, makes child bearing extremely painful and there are traumatic experiences attached to it. The root of this is based on culture. Is it then a crime to be born a female?, must I wallow in limitations because of cultural values? Should my human rights be infringed upon based on my gender. Culture to me should be an element of appreciation. Oh culture, u definitely can’t limit me, can u please be enhanced. I do love cultural values at least it makes me to appreciate the fact that variety is the spice of life. I walk, live and act out according to God’s purpose for my gender. Let my mind be renewed based on God’s word for my gender not on cultural beliefs. Christ is my standard not culture.

Adewuyi Roseline is passionate about the girl child. Growing up, she had a lot of questions about her identity. She is on the journey to ensure that young girls rise above limitations, smash stereotypes in their communities.

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