To The Contrary

TTC Extra: First FGM Prosecution in Somalia

Clip: Season 27 | 5m 33s

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

Aired: 07/31/18

Rating: NR

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