JUST WHAT KIND OF MOM HURTS HER LITTLE GIRL THIS WAY??? (featuring the cry of a girl) 

This nonsense needs to be stopped! 
The havoc that has been wreaked by Female Genital Mutilation is too much to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to. The fact that Female Circumcision is not biblical makes it totally non-negotiable.  Its diabolic and typically an act of gender massacre. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or an intentional injury to the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. This practice is rooted in gender inequality, as the family and community attempt to control the female sexuality.  Most backup this evil practice with excuses of purity, modesty and aesthetics (beauty), but I call it INSANITY. In Nigeria, Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been outlawed. It’s a singular act with no medical benefit to both the victim and the society at large.

PROCEDURE FOR FGM

This non-medical procedure is carried out by Traditional “Circumcisers”, Herbalist, birth attenders and parents. It’s the partial or total cutting off of the clitoris, labia minora and majora and most times the closure of the vulva.
SUPERSTITIOUS excuses FOR THIS ACT.

1] To avoid social exclusion

2] To avoid female promiscuity

3] For genital beautification

4] Sign of charity, pride and hygiene

5] Respect for tradition and culture

REASONS FOR TOTAL ELIMINATION OF PRACTICE

1] Totally non-biblical.

2] Unhygienic.

3] Medical complications and effects;

Recurrent infection which can cause infertility.

Difficulty in urination and menstrual flow.

Cysts and keloid formation.

Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse).

Transmittable diseases e. g HIV, Hepatitis B and C.

4] Complications in childbirth which includes;

Perineal tears.

Uncontrollable bleeding leading to anemia.

Obstructed labour.

Vesico-vaginal fistula (Urine comes out through the vagina instead of the bladder as a result of an abnormal opening in the vaginal wall.

Recto-vaginal fistula (Feaces comes out through the vagina instead of the anus as a result of an abnormal opening in the vaginal wall).

Emergency Caesarean section.

Neonatal and maternal mortality.

5] Psychological effect
Anxiety.

Sex phobia.

Depression.

Post-traumatic stress disorder.

CAUSES

1] Poor access to the right information

2] Barbaric cultural practices

RESOLUTION STRATEGY

Awareness creation and sharing right informations.

Ending unhealthy cultural practices

Educating spiritual leader {priests, pastors}, village heads and parents.

Educating the young girls on the dangers of this practice

Promoting gender equality.
“THE CRY OF A VICTIM”
# I did not know what they had cut off from my body, and I did not try to find out. I just wept and called out to my mother for help. WHERE WAS SHE TO SAVE ME?
I looked around to find her, shockingly there she was standing by my side, I could not have mistaken her. She was there in the midst of the strangers, talking and smiling with them, as though they had not participated in slaughtering her daughter few moments ago. She played a part in this!
OH MY MOTHER!!!
Mothers are you guilty? – desist from this.
Daughters are you victims? Help give others a voice.

#TeamGPS for the Girl Child

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