Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history

@article{Wakabi2007AfricaBT,
  title={Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history},
  author={Wairagala Wakabi},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={369},
  pages={1069-1070}
}
  • W. Wakabi
  • Published 31 March 2007
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
During the past 2 years substantial progress has been made in changing attitudes towards female genital mutilation in countries such as Guinea Egypt Tanzania Kenya and Senegal. But the practice remains widespread across Africa. Wairagala Wakabi reports. In Guinea where 97% of all women undergo female genital mutilation about 150 communities made a declaration to collectively abandon the practice at the beginning of this year. Attitudes towards the harmful procedure are also changing in other… Expand
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