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“One day I go up to check on this particular newborn, I find her surrounded by some women and I’m stunned, so I ask the women involved what the problem should be. They assure me that nothing serious is happening but my instincts assure me that there must be something queer, It was then that I realized they wanted to carry out FGM on the 4-day old baby and had to stop them, I threatened to report the matter to the area chief for them to testify that indeed they were not to carry out the illegal activity.”
Amina Adhman is a midwife and works in Taveta, Kenya. She is one of the women who have been empowered by attending training and seminars organized by ActionAid on the fight against FGM.
Thanks to our supporters, ActionAid Women’s Groups exist and help to educate both men and women on the harmful impact of FGM and empower communities to reject this torture.