A number of communities in Mali have publicly denounced female genital mutilation.
By getting entire communities on board, public declarations help reduce pressure that might otherwise discourage mothers like Ongoiba who don’t want to see their daughters circumcized, said Tostan founder Molly Melching.
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Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense