Africa shows signs of winning war against female genital mutilation

In Africa, if you play music in an open space, any music, then people will generally come. It is the way to reach people, to bring them together. So says Sister Fa, a Senegalese urban soul and hip-hop star who has been lending her voice to a remarkable new drive against female circumcision in 12 of the countries worst affected by the practice across the continent.

The first report into a United Nations project that began in 2008 has shown remarkable success rates with more than 6,000 villages and communities in six countries already abandoning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) – also known as cutting or female circumcision – with the numbers growing every month — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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