Good news now from a country bordering on Senegal.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
In Gambia female genital mutilation has been banned. President Jammeh said in a speech that it is banned with immediate effect.
Opponents of female circumcision are reluctant because the ban has not yet been legally defined. “President Jammeh’s statement sends a strong signal to the world, but a law is a stronger signal,” said anti-FGM activist Jaha Dukureh. “A law can save countless lives in Gambia.”
Dukureh has long campaigned for this ban in Gambia. …
Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective, by Hilary Burrage: here.