FGM on women & girls - Makeni sierra Leone

Ramatu Karim sesay
Posted March 6, 2021 from Sierra Leone

Female Genital Mutilation is completely a harmful practice carried out on women & girls in sierra Leone, Makeni and it has resulted to lots of isssues  , therefore must not be tolerated. 

The clitoris on women & girls are taken off either by the use of blades or unsterilized instruments which caused lots of negative impacts : complications on childbirth, bleeding , festula, drop out of Schools, Early arrangements for Early marriage & Teenage pregnancy, No chilbirth and infections - HIV etc. 

I feel so angry seeing this practice going and I will always continue to talk, shout and engage grassroots on such an alarming issue - won't stop until there's a Zero Tolerance on FGM. 

A girl can have a clitoris and gets a good or real man - so let's don't determine the marital status of our girls through FGM ( A girl can undergo FGM and have no good man to support her ) so let's change narratives and make things happen.

Let's leave the clitoris as women& girls - we need it and we use it alot , we deserve pleasure and it comes naturally . 

 

FGM is demoralizing us as women and shows no signs of respect , let's continue to fight till we succeed. 

 

Ramatu Karim sesay .

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Minakshib
Mar 06
Mar 06

हम सब साथ में काम करेगे तो सब अच्छा लगता है

jomarieb.earth
Mar 06
Mar 06

Dear Ramatu,
Thank you for your outspoken bravery. This is a subject that is a heinous crime against girls and women. It was never right at anytime, place or belief. It was and is always supported by pure ignorance. Ignorance is the disease that gets passed from generation to generation. It must stop with an entire generation in order for it to stop at all. It is so widespread. Unfortunately many immigrants spread it to developed countries as well. When we think it's gone, it rears its ugly monster head and appears again. This is not just a village and under-developed country issue. Women who do this to women are an abomination. And don't deserve the title as woman. They are the target for this to stop. The mother's initiating the deed are the target for this to stop. The targets must be targeted and called out. How? I have no idea.
Women must support women in order for our status in the world to change. This is a prime example of us holding ourselves back.
Thank you for sharing this astounding post and WELCOME sister to World Pulse.
Massive Hugs...JoMarie

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 06
Mar 06

Hello Ramatu, and a big welcome to World Pulse! Your strong voice is so welcome here, among a global sisterhood determined to end FGM and all forms of violence toward and control of women and girls. The more we know of what each other are facing and working to change, the more we can speak out globally. We have been told so many lies about "the way things have to be". What a joy to read your words.

Deepti Menon
Mar 07
Mar 07

Your piece on FGM reveals how much this practice needs to be stopped. Women should be allowed to grow and live their lives naturally. More power to your voice, and your pen!

Nini Mappo
Mar 07
Mar 07

Dear Ramatu,
Welcome to World Pulse and congratulations on your first post protesting the violation of girls' bodies that make all of us cringe in pain and anger. It is another of many ways that men attempt to control women's bodies and assert authority over them, and unfortunate that it lives into the 21st century. With every voice we raise, we get closer to sexual health rights and equality for our girls. Our voices will educate others out of the ignorance that supports the practice, and so we must keep speaking. Thank you for sharing your voice, your passion, and your vision for girls and women facing this brutal mutilation.
In solidarity and sisterhood,
Nini

Anne Dupont
Mar 09
Mar 09

Dear Ramatu-- welcome to World Pulse and thank you for your courage in speaking out on eradicating FGM. This is a barbaric practice that harms girls and has wide ranging impacts for the girls/women as well as society and the economy. I join you in working toward zero tolerance and elimination of this practice.

Beth Lacey
Mar 17
Mar 17

This is such a horrible, horrible practice. I support your hope- let's leave women as God made us.