In the face of circumcision of thousands of girls last month, the government claims it is powerless to end the complex traditional practice that has led to untold pain and even death for the victims.
Cracking down on the perpetrators was made even more difficult by a conspiracy between heads of clans and village leaders, who are paid for looking the other way as the traditionalists round up girls for the cut.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense