Senegal: Grandmas Fight Female Mutilation


A campaign to educate women about the practice of female genital mutilation has helped to reduce the acceptance of excision among grandmothers, who often make circumcision decisions for young girls.

Woman participates in community training to combat female genital mutilation

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