The Fight to Stop FGM

Raluca Moraru of Communities Inc and Voluntary Service Overseas introduces this short video in the battle against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The World Health Organization defines Female Genital Mutilation as “the partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons." In some cultures, FGM is believed to preserve the virginity of girls and keep them “pure” until marriage. It is also believed to keep girls faithful to their spouses because of lack of arousal during intercourse. The UN has classified FGM as a human rights violation.

Currently, an estimated 200,000,000 people have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) worldwide. In the U.K., FGM was made illegal in 1985, yet 24,000 girls under the age of fifteen still remain at risk (in the U.K.).


Join The Guardian’s initiative to stop FGM at http://www.theguardian.com/end-fgm

Join the movement to end FGM by signing the petition here https://www.change.org/m/end-female-genital-mutilation