Gambia: 42 Communities in URR Drop Knife

Gambia: 42 Communities in URR Drop Knife

There are 8 comments on the AllAfrica.com story from Jun 18, 2013, titled Gambia: 42 Communities in URR Drop Knife. In it, AllAfrica.com reports that:

Forty-two communities in seven districts in the Upper River Region are the latest to drop knife as efforts towards the elimination of the deeply rooted traditional practice of Female Genital Cutting or Mutilation gained momentum.

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Helpful

London, UK

#1 Jun 18, 2013
Great news!!!!!!!!!! At last something is being done and it's also had a lot of coverage in the UK and the West lately too.
panasonic

Grantham, UK

#2 Jun 22, 2013
we are killing our culture.why why why
Lisa

London, UK

#3 Jun 22, 2013
panasonic wrote:
we are killing our culture.why why why
If by 'killing' you mean sadistically butchering your young girl's anatomy then you are wrong.

'Drop up knife' is more about enriching and civilizing your culture.
Sheba

Fribourg, Switzerland

#4 Jun 22, 2013
panasonic wrote:
we are killing our culture.why why why
Why not be proactive and get castrated.?
Lisa

London, UK

#5 Jun 23, 2013
panasonic wrote:
we are killing our culture.why why why
Female Genital Mutilation is child abuse, a criminal offence.

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Since: May 11

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#6 Jun 23, 2013
panasonic wrote:
we are killing our culture.why why why
Why Why Why??? cause you are destroying your women for your own satisfaction, you have a barbaric culture to maime innocent girls and in many cases destroy their insides that having birth can kill them!!!

Your culture is more worried that your women would feel pleasure and might play around with other men.. that is the real reason why your culture does this.. how would you like to castrated????

“The truth shall set you free.”

Since: Sep 11

Birmingham, UK

#7 Jun 23, 2013
corablimey wrote:
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Why Why Why??? cause you are destroying your women for your own satisfaction, you have a barbaric culture to maime innocent girls and in many cases destroy their insides that having birth can kill them!!!
Your culture is more worried that your women would feel pleasure and might play around with other men.. that is the real reason why your culture does this.. how would you like to castrated????
I was reading about it and saw some videos on youtube about Somali women and its believed that if the clitoris not cut out it will grow like a mans penis and if it touched the baby when being born it will damage or curse it im not sure now what they also threw the bandage containing the removed parts and threw it in the river as an offering to god, its so medieval, uneducated and barbaric.
mandinka warrior

Birmingham, UK

#9 Jun 24, 2013
Tutti K wrote:
<quoted text>I was reading about it and saw some videos on youtube about Somali women and its believed that if the clitoris not cut out it will grow like a mans penis and if it touched the baby when being born it will damage or curse it im not sure now what they also threw the bandage containing the removed parts and threw it in the river as an offering to god, its so medieval, uneducated and barbaric.
i watched a film on tv the other year about the women uprising in mali against female mutulation ,how 1 mother refused to let her daughter have it done and at first she almost made to be an outcast in her village as was her daughter ,who was taken by an aunt to have it done but the mother thankfully heard the screams and saved her ,eventually she did manage to change the minds of the other women and they protested until it was ended ,i think it based on a true story [not sure ]though but it was a good movie and really brought it home to me ,how horrible this torture is .

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