It used to be tradition, but now Somaliland's female genital mutilation ritual is being phased out

FGM has caused untold damage to female bodies in Somalia. Image: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Belinda Goldsmith

Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation


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Khadan Abdilahi talks about the negative impact of FGM with a group of women in the village of Sanani, near Hargeisa, Somaliland. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Claudio Accheri

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Women sit in the streets of Sanani, Somaliland. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Claudio Accheri

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