Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Female Circumcision

Female circumcision seems to be a controversial topic and practice in different regions around the world. According to BBC, more than 3 million girls suffer circumcision each year. In many places where female circumcision is practiced, it is believed that it will maintain a girl's honor.

While there are many groups and a few campaigns around the world that consistently fight against such a practice, there seems to be much challenge in their attempts to abandon female circumcision.
The following is the link to The New York Times Photo Essay, called "Inside a Female-Circumcision Ceremony" by Stephanie Sinclair. As always, images could convey much more than words and verbal descriptions:

To read BBC's brief report on this topic, click here.


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