Monday, 6 February 2012
International Day of Awareness for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
Today is International Day of Awareness for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. On Woman's Hour Jane Garvie spoke to Sister Fa, Senegalese campaigner seeking to inform people about the harmful consequences of female genital cutting. "To celebrate progress made, as well as to outline the opportunity for further abandonment, there will be an event in the House of Commons. One of the speakers will be the Senegalese hip-hop artist, Sister Fa. As a ‘cut’ woman herself, and a successful, inspiring role model for women, she uses her music to help end FGM/C; and last year she won the prestigious Freedom to Create prize for her work."