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The benefits of peer-education in tackling FGM/C | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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The benefits of peer-education in tackling FGM/C

Mother-of-three Asseta was cut when she was 7 years old. “I was told there was some eggs to eat – so me and my friends rushed over. But when we got there, there was blood all over the floor from other girls. It was very difficult – being cut was an event I will never forget.”

 

After peer education in her village, Asseta and her husband decided not to cut their 13-year-old daughter, Fatmata. “I hope my daughter will have good health, and I hope she will do the same for her daughters and avoid cutting.”

 

The UK is working to reduce the practice of FGM/C by 30% in at least 10 countries in Africa in the next 5 years. Find out more about our work: bit.ly/1krV9Qk

 

Take a stand. Pledge to end FGM, child marriage and forced marriage now: www.girlsummitpledge.com/

 

Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID

 

FGM/C - Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

(Names have been changed)

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Taken in January 2014