FGM brings consequences too shameful to share

During our visit to Aarada market, popular for its fresh farm produce in Ogbomoso, an elderly woman claimed that some ladies were circumcised and had no problems afterwards. What many like her do not understand is that most women keep their problems to themselves and refuse to say it out to avoid being condemned. If […]

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How traditionalists’ ego is fueling FGM

In the course of the Last Mile Reach campaign on stopping Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), we found that proponents of the act will do their best to sustain the culture, despite the negative effects they’ve learned. A man was asking if FGM affects menstrual cycle and sperm retainment, during our outreach at Oranyan market, but his voice was […]

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FGM complications could be death

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), comes with consequences that include severe pain and bleeding, shock, difficulty in passing urine, infections, injury to nearby genital tissue and sometimes death, due to excessive bleeding or deadly infections. Unfortunately, many people still think ending FGM should not be so. During our outreach at Old Waso market in Ogbomoso, one […]

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#StopFGM: Oyo community where FGM is still a trend

“Alati o le seni,” retorted a woman in Irepodun market of Oyo West local government, to our campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Yoruba words translate to “A dream that cannot come to pass” in English. We thought it was the usual few voices that support the evil act, but we were proven wrong […]

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‘EndFGM’ Campaign: 4 things we learnt at Oke-Ado Market, Ibadan, Nigeria

Still as part of our use of market media to sensitize Oyo state residents on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), we were at Oke Ado Market in Ibadan South Local Government Area of Oyo State. Oke Ado is known to be the former home of Western Nigeria’s Premier, the late Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo. For us, […]

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