COMBATING FEMAL GENITAL MUTILATION - Editor's Picks 2 Nov 2012

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02 Nov 2012 01:00

For the past 70 years the Tepeth, a small ethnic group in Northeastern Uganda, have practiced female genital circumcision, despite the fact it was banned by the government two years ago. Now, with the promise of new sources of income, women are starting to give up their knives while organizations and community leaders lead educational programs to support women and families in abandoning the practice.

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Female Genital Mutilation Interventio...
Moroto, Tapac, Uganda
By Francis Bahene Tumwekwasize
24 Oct 2012

Kiyonga Sarah, 89 years old, one of the first 10 Tepeth girls to be circumcised among the Tepeth community around 70 years ago. She is now well known among the Tepeth community as the Chief mutilator, she has circumcised countless number of Tepeth young girls and women. The Tepeth is a small ethic group which occupies the slopes of mount Moroto in North Eastern Uganda.

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Female Genital Mutilation Interventio...
Moroto, Tapac, Uganda
By Francis Bahene Tumwekwasize
24 Oct 2012

Kiyonga Sarah (centre) with her two daughters Nangiro Regina (Right) and Alinga Agness
(Left), Both Nangiro and Alinga are also mutilators; they were initiated in the practice by the mother.

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Female Genital Mutilation Interventio...
Moroto, Tapac, Uganda
By Francis Bahene Tumwekwasize
25 Oct 2012

Kiyonga Sarah (third right) with her fellow Surgeons (mutilators) holding knives they use when carrying out female genital mutilation attending the Tepeth culture day on 26th October 2012. Vowing not to continue with cutting girls after promising them some incentives and alternative source of their livelihood.