Upprop mot könsstympning i Somalia

Organisationen Avaaz.org manar till ett upprop mot könsstympning i Somalia för att ge internationellt till de politiker förbereder ett förbud mot könsstympning i Puntland, nordöstra Somalia. Genom att visa stöd för deras arbete stärker du deras sak vilket kan leda till att diskussionen om förbud kan lyftas upp på nationell nivå i Somalia. Läsa mer och skriva under på länken nedan,


Från Avaaz’ upprop på länken ovan

Six-year-old Hibo Wardere was told, “You are brave, you are courageous, tomorrow you are going to be a woman,” then she was led to a makeshift hut in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and a local ‘cutter’ used a razor to remove her genitalia.

Hibo is one of 200 million women and girls in 30 countries across the world that have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). But in Somalia, where an astounding 98% of girls are cut, the Minister for Women is developing a ban right now. Local experts say that a global wave of support for nationwide zero tolerance could help win an outright ban on this cruel practice in weeks!

Puntland, in northeast Somalia, just proposed a full ban, and there is precedent of the central government adopting their progressive legislation. If enough of us praise these bold leaders for taking a stand for girls now, we can bolster their initiatives, and help push through a law in this next Parliament. Join the call now and tell everyone.