Female genital mutilation has a poorly understood history, but what is known is that it has become a deeply rooted tradition in Northern and Central African culture over the last 2,000 years and still continues today. Activists in the past speculated that the prevalence of the procedure flourished from Islamic culture, but according to broad spectrum data collected by a variety of global organizations, it is widely accepted that both Muslims and ...
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Parents are supposed to protect their children, yet many North and Central African girls find themselves in a situation where their parents sacrifice their daughter’s health in the name of tradition. Female genital mutilation is a violation against female health and reproductive rights. Young girls continue to die in the name of a tradition that violates a person 's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, but more importantly, female genital mutilation violates the right to life. The fight to end female genital mutilation goes deeper than a cultural tradition, but the fight to end female genital mutilation is a fight for female equality and an end to child abuse. Girls should not be raised to accept subpar health rights because theirs mothers accepted the same.
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