Girl’s Circumcision Headdress

  This headdress was worn by a Maasai girl less than fifty years ago. Native to southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, the Maasai are a semi-nomadic people, known for living alongside animals and an aversion to eating game and birds. Because of their lifestyle,...

Female Genital Mutilation: hidden horror in our UK communities

Female Genital Mutilation Image from Medscope  http://medscope.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/female-genital-mutilation-in-ireland.html According to some traditional beliefs, female circumcision is part of becoming a woman – it reduces a girl’s sexual urges, thus...

Don’t Cut Girls

www.womankind.org.uk Each year over 3 million African girls and women experience genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Why is female genital mutilation performed?...

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