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FGM Survivor Gives Impassioned Plea in Washington Examiner

In the larger cities of the Kurdistan Regional Government of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, young girls are going to school, playing and hanging out with their friends, learning to use the new apps on their smartphones, and many more activities they enjoy.

Meanwhile, in the other rural, more tribal parts, there are young girls fighting to hide from the “lady with the knife” who visits from house to house to perform the female version of circumcision, female genital mutilation, or FGM. Continue reading…