Survivor of FGM, Assita Kanko, Fights for Human Rights for Everyone


Today, when Assita discusses FGM, she describes it as a method of domination over women. She is against all forms of FGM, including a lesser invasive type known as 'ritual nick' and has stated "you can't have a minor FGM". She frequently discusses why FGM is dangerous, noting the extreme pain of the procedure, various health complications that an occur, and how FGM hurts girls' self-esteem in the long term She believes that we need to stop practicing traditional practices that jeopardize women's health and that neither cultural groups nor doctors should practice FGM.