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Love the idea of a brave girl speaking up against FGM

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MsAmerica Wed 14-Mar-18 02:33:50

She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too
By Jina Moore

For Maasai families, the cutting ceremony is a celebration that transforms girls into women and marks daughters as eligible brides. But to 8-year-old Nice, it seemed like a threat: She’d be held down by bigger, stronger women, and her clitoris would be cut. She’d bleed, a lot. Most girls fainted. Some died...

Ms. Leng’ete never forgot what her sister suffered, and as she grew up, she was determined to protect other Maasai girls. She started a program that goes village to village, collaborating with elders and girls to create a new rite of passage — without the cutting.

www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/world/africa/female-genital-mutilation-kenya.html

TheMonstrousRegiment Wed 14-Mar-18 03:04:08

Wow, she helped 15, 000 girls avoid the cut over 7 years, that's amazing. Well done Niceflowers

Thanks for sharing MsAmerica!

rowdywoman1 Wed 14-Mar-18 07:55:26

What a great woman and a positive story.

QuentinSummers Wed 14-Mar-18 08:01:46

What an amazing story. Thank you for sharing

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