HELP ME TO PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY FILM TO STOP FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM). GIRLS AND WOMEN WILL GET GREAT RETURNS WITH YOUR DONATION.
There are as many as 300 girls in need of corrective surgery in Eastern Uganda after undergoing FGM in May and August last year – We are ending FGM NOW, we are saving lives.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. FGM, which is often carried out with unsterilized instruments, can cause severe health and psychological problems. In some cases, girls bleed to death or die from infections. Later in life, FGM can lead to complications in childbirth and increase the risk of the mother and/or baby dying. The practice also violates a women’s rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death. I think it’s our duty to protect and observe women rights, end the social, cultural and political causes of Female Genital Mutilation and above of all, demand for action from governments. As you are read this, there are between 8 and 10 million women and girls in the Middle East and in Africa who are at risk of undergoing one form or another of genital cutting and more than 125 million girls and women have been subjected to the ordeal.
Girls between eight and fourteen years of age are cut – by elderly women often using unsterilized razor blades or knives – to initiate them into womanhood and subsequent early marriages.
The girls go through harrowing experiences that include extensive bleeding, paralyzed legs and scars from the open injuries. They also risk contracting HIV/AIDS. At 12, Chepuso underwent the knife and suffered severe injuries, leaving scars that caused complications during the birth of her first baby two years later.
Unfortunately, her baby died during a difficult delivery that left her with torn vaginal muscles from the FGM scars. Since then she was always wet and smelly from passing urine uncontrollably. This fistula required corrective surgery to stop.
Donate to my efforts to produce a film documentary to end Female Genital Mutilation here http://igg.me/at/kata/x/639146