Guest blog by Olivia Jackson, currently completing her MA.
I am constantly asking ‘why does FGM happen?’. The answers are as diverse as the practice, which occurs in 28 countries in Africa, across some of India/Pakistan; Malaysia/Indonesia, South Africa and in all countries where FGM practising communities migrate includingUSA,Canada, Europe and theUK.
As with this article’s title, it is sometimes believed to be that a girl’s genitals are possessed unless cut. Read this excellent article here with useful resources. We are grateful to Olivia, and the editor of Prism Magazine.