TTC Extra: First FGM Prosecution in Somalia


July 31, 2018

The death of a 10-year-old girl prompted the first prosecution for female genital mutilation in Somalia's history. Somalia has the highest rate of FGM in the world, as 98% of women undergo this painful procedure. The international community is hopeful this could be a turning point in the country's history. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Sabrina Schaeffer, Jennifer Higgins, Megan Beyer





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