On a trip to Ethiopia, Amy Coen, President/CEO of Population
Action International, had the opportunity to meet Dr. Bogaletch Gebra –
affectionately called “Boge” — who is spearheading a national campaign
to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). They
participated in a rally of over 15,000 girls, mothers, fathers and
village elders who demonstrated their commitment to ending FGM in their
communities. It takes a commitment from every level of a society to
triumph over a traditional practice that has been performed for
centuries in some communities and rallies like this one bring the world
even closer to ending to this form of human rights abuse.
Watch the video after the jump!
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