FGC, also called Khatna, is very much prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra community in India.
Female Genital Cutting (FGC) which is a pre-modern tradition and is thought to have first originated in Africa is shockingly still practised today in many parts of the world. The World Health Organisation has even declared FGC to be a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
Not many know that FGC, also called Khatna, is very much prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra community in India. However NGOs and activists are trying hard to ensure that their demands for ending this practice are being noticed.
This short video documents the pain and long-lasting trauma that women who have undergone this ritual have suffered. It is just one of the many ways that people from both within and outside the community are striving to bring the subject of female circumcision into mainstream discussion.
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