Female genital mutilation survivor educates Tech community – DailyToreader.com

Female genital mutilation is a human rights issue impacting girls and women around the world, yet many people may be uneducated on what is FGM.

An FGM lecture was hosted for the Texas Tech community from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the Red Raider Ballroom of the Student Union Building.

Female genital mutilation occurs when one removes part or all of a female’s genital organs for non-medical purposes, according to the World Health Organization.

F.A. Cole, humanitarian, author, women’s rights activist and FGM survivor from Sierra Leone, West Africa, said many females die from the procedure and are looked down on by some survivors.

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Watch the live stream video from the event here.