Led by Sylvia Chioma, we run an online and a field Awareness Programme on Female Genital Mutilation (#FGM) and #Endchildmarriage - and their many complications!
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Apr 22 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
My #FGM Heartbreak💔
"I Watched My Daughter Suffer!"
Mrs Amburo Recalls It:
"Jamilah was 7 years old when my husband's mom said it was time for her to be infibulated.
I tried to buy time for her to have it done when she was older but my mother-in-law refused.
I knew how torturous
it was to be infibulated because I had mine when I was 6 years old. I can't forget how I almost died from pain when my husband broke me up after I was wedded to him age 14.
I wept through the night before the day of my daughter's infibulation because I knew the pain she will face
Apr 21 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Just IN: 'Medicalised #FGM' - #Uganda Indicts #Kenya and #Sudan 😯
Ugandan girls and women are being mutilated from hospitals in the neighbouring Kenya and South Sudan, a senior Govt official has revealed.
The State Minister for Gender and Culture, Ms Peace Regis Mutuuzo, says
some girls and women from Karamoja and Sebei sub-regions sneak into Kenya and South Sudan to secretly undergo medical mutilation.
Ms Mutuuzo said she got to know about the horrible stories of medicalised mutilation last year in September when she led a delegation of legislators
Apr 20 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
It's OFFICIAL: #Indonesia Military Finally Ends ‘Virginity Test'🙌🏾
Indonesia’s armed forces have finally ended all so-called “virginity tests” as part of the recruitment process for women.
Last week, Indonesian armed forces spokesman Maj. Gen. Sudirman announced that all three
branches of the military – the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force – had “effectively ended virginity tests” for recruitment.
The military’s first actions against this abusive practice began in June 2021 when then-Army Chief General Andika Perkasa issued an order to army commanders
Feb 16 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
#FGM Horror Many Wives Face💔
I'm Hibaaq, from Jowhar in Somalia. Like many Somalian girls, I was infibulated when I was 8 years old.
When I got married, we tried for five days to get me opened but blood just poured out and in my pain, I wrestled with my husband out of bed!
visited a doctor, who said that along the years after my infibulation, the skin had grown together to partially cover the small hole left for me to pee and menstruate!
The doctor called it "spontaneous adhesion" and advised that I should have a surgery to open it, so that I could
Sep 1, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
How #FGM started in Gambia🙆🏽♀️
Grandma Karamo Kassama (a circumciser) said:
"Some say it started as a result of the rivalry and enmity between co-wives. There was a man who decided to marry a second wife, who was younger than his first wife. The first wife got jealous and decided
to torture the younger wife, in such a way that their husband will not even love her anymore.
So, the first wife took a needle and start pricking the lips of the second wife, and they got swollen to an extent that she cannot even talk. When their husband returned home from work,
Jul 23, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
TO SAVE NIGERIAN WOMEN🤰🏽
Nigeria's estimated annual 40, 000 maternal deaths account for 14% of the global total.
However, Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) @ReproRights - a global legal advocacy organization that seeks to advance reproductive rights - has reached a significant
milestone in their effort to hold Nigeria accountable for its high number of maternal death when the African Commission on Human and People's Rights agreed to hear their maternal mortality complaint against the country.
Brought by the Centre and its local partners, this is the