Waris Dirie

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The Somali model, actor and activist Waris Dirie, who suffered FGM as a young girl, has dedicated her life to ending the practice. Photograph: Desert Flower Foundation

It is down to sheer ignorance that the misogynistic practice of female genital mutilation still exists in the world. In the UK, for example, FGM has been banned since 1985, but the country’s first court conviction occurred only in February 2019. The truth is, FGM will continue as long as there is inequality between men and women. It is about power and oppression, and its only purpose is to subjugate the woman and her sexuality to the man. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.

The UN has a stated goal of eliminating FGM by 2030. Unfortunately, this is pure announcement policy.…  Seguir leyendo »