In push to end FGM, local women offer influential message

In push to end FGM, local women offer influential messageIt was the biggest party Aminata Mané had ever been to, a riot of colorful dresses and exuberant dancing. One study of Senegal’s 1999 law banning FGM, for instance, found that without local advocacy and buy-in, the threat of punishment alone did little to change people’s minds about cutting.



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