My FGM Story

My FGM Story Seventy-six percent of women in The Gambia undergo Female Genital Mutilation as children. Halimatou Ceesay, who was cut when she was nine, is making it her mission to end this brutal tradition in a generation.
"I was crying so much... I can still hear my crying today", Halimatou says as she describes her cutting. FGM is culturally ingrained in The Gambia, and the physical and mental damage inflicted on young girls is often ignored. "I am in tears when I see these girls, it is not fair", explains a nurse. In this report, Halimatou travels across the country, interviewing friends, health experts, a religious scholar and even her own cutter, determined to bring about change.

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