FGM Remains Rampant in Some Kenyan Communities

February 26, 2015 02:13 PM
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Each February, the U.N. holds the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation [FGM]. The practice is believed to affect more than 140 million girls and women globally. The U.N. has pledged since 2012 to eliminate FGM, and billions of dollars have been spent creating awareness of the dangers it creates. But in a remote rural district in southwest Kenya, the practice is deeply rooted, and the community doesn't shy away from what it is doing. For VOA, Mohammed Yusuf reports.