Old clip of young Somali men getting schooled on FGM

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Type 3 is brutal wth which communities practise that
It used to be practiced in the countryside but I'm not sure if it's still practiced to this day. I heard of a case in my city where a woman was giving birth, and after the delivery her husband asked the doctor if she could sew her up again

This is from Wikipedia:
Type III is found largely in northeast Africa, particularly Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan (although not in South Sudan). According to one 2008 estimate, over eight million women in Africa are living with Type III FGM. According to UNFPA in 2010, 20 percent of women with FGM have been infibulated.”
 

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I remember watching it on Channel 4 when it first aired. Everyone was talking about it in the community and it was met with a lot of criticism and some positivity. Criticism was based around airing our dirty laundry, severe denial and downplaying the number of FGM cases.
 

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FGM won't disappear unless we see an intervention from the local government and community leaders.

We should have a campaign where we advocate for type 1 procedure to be done at government owned hospitals instead of having the brutal type 3 done by a backward lady at your house.

I don't support FGM but type > type 3
 

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Somalis are resistant to change and progress. Their brains will not allow for growth. lol
 

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We need the government to clamp down on the women doing the cutting and the parents that arrange it. Perhaps even a reward system for anyone that aides the government in these clampdowns. Theirs no point of having a law if their are no punishments for those that break it.
 
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Dumarka do this and got nothing to do with any guy
 

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We need the government to clamp down on the women downing the cutting and the parents that arrange it. Perhaps even a reward system for anyone that aides the government in these clampdowns. Theirs no point of having a law if their are no punishments for those that break it.
A non corrupt one will address all of the social issues one day hopefully
 

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Dumarka do this and got nothing to do with any guy

Fathers need to prevent their wives from doing it if they're against it. I refuse to believe that since the practise was introduced to Somalis that every father was powerless to stop it.
 

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Fathers need to prevent their wives from doing it if they're against it. I refuse to believe that since the practise was introduced to Somalis that every father was powerless to stop it.
We are but the hoyos and ayeeyos be the problem
 

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We need the government to clamp down on the women doing the cutting and the parents that arrange it. Perhaps even a reward system for anyone that aides the government in these clampdowns. Theirs no point of having a law if their are no punishments for those that break it.

FGM has been stopped in all of the major cities and towns in Somalia (SL included). It is the rural areas that still need some work.
And the way it was defeated or shifted about people's attitude was the ulema debated and concluded the way it is practiced in all of Somali-inhabited East Africa is a pharaonic custom that predates Islam. The ulema has done a terrific job of warning people about cutting and sewing their innocent girls.

However, there is still some work that needs to be done in rural areas. This is where the campaign should focus.
 

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No one does FGM in major cities back home. People call it "pharoanic custom.

But not sure why boys need to be schooled. It is women who cut and always pursued it. It is rural areas that still need work.
 

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Somalis are culturally and religiously extremely conservative. these backward practices could never be eliminated unless the awareness is started by the elites of the society, like the religious scholars, traditional clan leaders, etc. these are the only groups that the people back home listen to, as they have a very negative image towards the west and the ones from there. no matter, how much you spend funds on awareness programs through the useless NGO's they will not take a thing from them, and the practice will keep going. it's a sad thing to watch.
 
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