Helping communities abandon practice of female cutting

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Ms. Inna Modja, FGM Survivor and singer speaks at a Press conference on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Religious, traditional and local leaders are coming together to encourage local communities to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation or FGM.

Also known as female circumcision or cutting, the procedure poses a serious threat to the health and lives of young girls.

It's also recognized internationally as a fundamental violation of human rights.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Duration: 2’16″

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