Say No To INFIBULATION

Hina Jillani
Posted May 26, 2020 from Pakistan

Ever heard of INFIBULATION ??? This is the practice of excising the clitoris and labia of a girl or woman and stitching together the edges of the vulva to prevent sexual intercourse. It is the complete scraping of vagina and stitching it together to prevent the girl from having sex. The vagina is sealed leaving a small hole for the girl to menstruate or urinate. The girl's legs are tied with rope for days so that the wound can heal. It usually take 15 to 40 days for the wound to heal. During this period the girl's legs remain tied and she is prevented from moving. Basically, the stitches are meant to be reopen by her husband on the wedding night so he can have intimate with her. Imagine someone opening stitches and immediately having sex with her. Just imagine the pains, I mean serious pains!! Imagine the traumatic experience, the pains the girl will pass through. Is it not better to allow her decide if she will marry as a virgin or not than to do this? At birth many women have to be cut again because the vagina opening is too small for the passage of the baby. It also cause urinary tract infections in women, fistulae and infertility etc. THE WORST THING IS THAT THIS IS DONE TO WOMEN BY WOMEN IN AFRICA !!! I THINK THIS IS WHERE FEMINISM SHOULD START. This is what African feminists should be fighting for not who should wash plates or cook food, or other petty irrelevant issues. FYI, this is still practiced in some part of Africa till date. According to research, it was also practiced in North America, Australia and New Zealand..And guess what , it is also happening in Pakistan (In some parts of Sindh). It's disheartening Say No To INFIBULATION! Girls do not deserve this ill treatment for being girls. It's not a crime to be a girl child. #SayNoToInfibulation #LetGirlsLive #SayNoToChildAbuse #SayNoToBodyAbuse #StopAbusingTheGirlChild #NoInfibulation #VoicesAgainstViolence

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Julie Desai
May 27
May 27

Shocking!!

Hina Jillani
Jun 01
Jun 01

HellO Julie.
Yeah its quit shocking for all of us..

Jill Langhus
May 27
May 27

Hi Hina,

How are you doing, dear? I hear you! This practice is so harmful on so many levels and makes me so angry and squeamish. Horrible, in a word. Is there a particular reason why this heinous crime particularly resonates with you? It sounds like it's something that you're very passionate about.

Hina Jillani
Jun 01
Jun 01

Hello Jill
Hope you're safe..!
We're working on this problem still findings the causing root.

Jill Langhus
Jun 01
Jun 01

Hello Hina:-)

Yes, dear. You, too?!

Okay.

Hello, Hina,

Yes, there are a number of African World Pulse sisters who are speaking up against this. Thank you for adding your voice. This act should end because it clearly violates women’s rights.

Please write more, and please stay safe!

Hina Jillani
Jun 01
Jun 01

Hello Karen
Thank you for support.

Anita Shrestha
May 30
May 30

Thank you for sharing

Anita Shrestha
May 30
May 30

Thank you for sharing

Hina Jillani
Jun 01
Jun 01

Hello Anita
Thank you for support.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Hina,
I hope that you are doing well. Thank you for sharing this post. This is a very sad practice and a violation of women and girl's human rights. Is there any advocacy that has been done in this area. i look forward top updates regarding this horrible practice.
Stay safe

Hina Jillani
Jun 01
Jun 01

Hello Anita..
I'm great..! How about you..?
No, there is no advocacy has been done yet.
We're trying to get people aware from this.