Culture

Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) according to World Health Organization (WHO) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Furthermore according to this health organization, this procedure has no health benefits for girls and women. From statistics, this act is prevalent in 29 countries in Africa including Nigeria and Middle East.

Why would a fellow human be made to suffer all in the name of culture, why will someone be made to go through excruciating pain all because culture has to be practiced? Everything all in the name of culture, why must women be prey for cultural excesses and barbaric acts. Most cultural acts are just being really unfair to women. Culture, can u please be enhanced or are you static. No, I would say because these cultural practices are made by men therefore can be changed but then why are these changes not forthcoming. Yes, we have been seeing them but then to what extent. Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been an area of interest burning in my heart. This is definitely as an element of gender inequality; a form of subjugation and inhuman treatment of women in the society.

Culture in itself is not bad, it should be an element of appreciation and not of injustice

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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