“Ambassadors” appointed to fight female circumcision

“Ambassadors” to fight against female genital mutilation were appointed by Dutch deputy health minister Jet Bussemaker on Wednesday: the ambassadors, who were appointed at an international conference to fight female genital mutilation in The Hague, are from African communities in the Netherlands and will pass on information on the dangers of female genital mutilation to parents who originally come from countries where the custom is practiced, such as Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan.