Thursday, 28 March 2024 14:09

Gambian Mothers Against the Repeal of FGM Ban

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In The Gambia, tension is growing around the right to health and protection of women against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), considered harmful and dangerous. The enactment of a law banning FGM in 2015 was a huge step forward in defending women's rights, but current attempts to repeal this ban are causing concern and social opposition.

Strength and Courage of Mothers

At the forefront of the fight against the repeal of the FGM ban stand mothers, ready to defend the future of their daughters at all costs. Their stories of pain, loss, and determination in fighting for a better tomorrow for their children strengthen the demands for protection of the youngest from harmful traditions. Among them is Aminata*, who, after harsh experiences related to FGM, strongly supports maintaining the ban, considering the health and safety of her daughter.

A Challenge for Women's Rights

The debate on FGM in The Gambia represents a much larger issue concerning the rights of women and girls. Organizations such as Think Young Women (TYW) and Action Aid are raising their voices, pointing out the dangers associated with the repeal of the FGM ban, emphasizing that such action is a step back in the fight for equality and protection against violence towards women. They oppose any attempts to weaken women's rights to decide about their own bodies and health while highlighting the need for education and change in social attitudes towards FGM.

Education and the Future

One of the key aspects of the fight against FGM is education. Informing communities about the negative effects of FGM on the health of women and girls is essential for changing attitudes and practices. Educational programs and social campaigns, aimed at both women and men, can contribute to building awareness and promoting healthy, safe social practices.

 
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