3 February 2003

Angola: Writers Union Promotes Seminar About Female Circumcision

Luanda — A seminar about "Circumcision of Luvale community woman" will take place Wednesday, at the Angolan Writers Union (AWU), in Luanda.

Being led by the writer José Samwila Kakweiji.

Luvave people is located in Moxico province regions, in the high part of Alto Zambeze township, part of Zambian Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to the writer, for this people, female circumcision is not a threat and is not considered as a violent act. Mukanda, as known, is considered as a school of training for future woman that wishes to become a mother.

Luvave people believes that Mukanda serves to develop feminine genitals organs, giving them consistence, size and lenght.

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