More than 200 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) across 30 countries, according to the United Nations. Rooted in cultural beliefs, FGM is deeply harmful; risking in death or long-term health issues for the victim. Many nations have made the practice illegal but the tradition still continues. Annette Young meets Tanzanian activist, Rhobi Samwelly, who has established several safe houses for girls wanting to escape the procedure. We also report on a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya where FGM survivors are undergoing reconstructive surgery. Plus with many caught up with World Cup fever, we report on an Argentinian women’s football team which is making a mark on the pitch.
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