'Why does it happen?'


4 September 2012

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.

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