As a result of World Pulse correspondent Shekina's shocking account of breast ironing in Cameroon, CNN came out with this story on the issue, which was CNN's #1 story on Wednesday evening. In Shekina's native Cameroon many mothers consider it normal to press hot stones or coconut shells to their daughters' breasts in an attempt to halt breast development and to spare their daughters from unwanted sexual attention from boys. In her heartfelt story, Shekina breaks the long silence on this practice. She raises the alarm on the devastating consequences of breast ironing and urges action to replace this harmful practice with education.
Thank you CNN for listening to the urgency of the voices of breast ironing survivors in Shekina's story and and bringing awareness to this issue.
And congratulations to Shekina who continues to push tough issues affecting her community into the public light.