Stop FGM now, says an ex-circumciser and colleagues – The Point

Saibo Jawo, an ex-circumciser and some of her colleagues in Nafugan village in the Upper River Region have called on women who are still engaged in secret practices of Female Genital Mutilation (circumcision) to stop the act.

Madam Saibo Jawo was speaking recently during a five-day media-field visit to the village, organised by UNFPA, The Gambia.

She and her colleagues spoke on the implications of FGM and promised to continue their sensitisation campaign in their various communities to stop FGM.

Isatou Sonko, president of Think Young Women Association, an organisation that advocates against the practice of FGM, disclosed that the organisation was on a seven-day sensitisation campaign in the region, noting that the campaign has taken them throughout the seven districts of the region.

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