Female Genital Mutilation in Canada

Meseret Haileyesus
Posted April 22, 2020 from Canada

Today I will be speaking at Laurentian University - Université Laurentienne, Faculty of Health Sciences on FGM. Canadian girls are being taken out of the country to have it performed, and immigrants in the country are not being provided with support to cope with issues that may arise even years after FGC has taken place. 

According to End FGM Canada Network, the country has over 100,000 survivors of female genital mutilation with thousands of girls at risk, with immigrants making up a majority of this number.  This is happening in Canada, Its totally unacceptable. Please share your thought 


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Jill Langhus
Apr 22, 2020
Apr 22, 2020

Hi Mesi,

How are you and your family doing? I hope your talk goes well:-) Wow! That's really high, and surprising, too:-( It's unacceptable anywhere. I'm glad you're bringing awareness to this issue and speaking up about it. Let us know how it goes. I hope you get a good turn out, and good reception, too!

Apr 22, 2020
Apr 22, 2020

Hello Beautiful Meseret,
Thank you for sharing and speaking up against Fgm .I see it as a form of violence against women and children. I think it should be abolish totally . Please stay safe. Just know that we are behind you and we look forward to hearing from you soon .We love you so much.

Beth Lacey
Apr 23, 2020
Apr 23, 2020

This is such a tragic story, repeated all over the world. Can the partnerships you show above make a meaningful difference?