‘A piece of me’ was taken – women talk about genital mutilation

“My flesh has been taken away, but I can never give away my heart”; those are the powerful words of resolve from Abida Dawud, one of three women survivors of female genital mutilation, or FGM, from Ethiopia, who have been speaking to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) about their experiences. The three women, all from the Afar Region of the Horn of Africa country, tell their stories in the hope that they can empower others in their communities to…

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