FGM and Hardships for Women in Rural Kenya

In rural Kenya, women and girls lead a very difficult life. One of their many sufferings has to do with female genital mutilation.

Sister Esther Mwaniki of the Incarnate Word in Barpello, Kenya and visiting researcher Anney Njaga, tell of the hardships for women in this area.

Female Genital Mutilation - FGM - affects the lives of girls and women almost all over the world. This 5000 year old African practice has migrated and has become an increasing problem in Western countries. It is condemned and outlawed. Yet it still goes on. Often underground.

In order to eradicate FGM, it is important to understand WHY it is practiced. This is an excerpt of interviews which were done as a part of the research for the documentary "The Cut" that I directed.

See the entire film on CNN at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1010582

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