Female Genital Multilation (FGM) is still a traiditonal practice in many parts of the world, with health consequences which include recurrent urinary and vaginal infections, chronic pain, infertility, fatal hemorrhaging, epidermoid cysts, and complications during childbirth. For the 140 million girls and women who are currently living with these consequences, we must continue to educate against this practice.
Education about FGM has usually focused on the human rights violations and the health consequences of the practice. Yet, a new anti-FGM campaign in Sudan avoids using the term, and instead uses a word that means “complete.”
World Vision continues to vow to protect the children in the areas in which we work. Read how we do this.