Take a strong stance against FGM

Women perform rituals ahead of Female Genital Mutilation in Sebei Sub-region. PHOTO/ FILE

What you need to know:

The issue: 
FGM
Our view:  
It is important that the law swings into action in dealing with perpetrators to reinforce the fact that Uganda has no place for the selfish cultural practice that deny women their dignity

The government has expressed worry over the resurgence of female genital mutilation (FGM), especially among the Sabiny and Karimojong. In Sebei and Karamoja, the cultural vice is said to have shot up from 0.3 percent before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and its attendant challenges to 52 percent currently (Govt raises alarm over rise in female genital mutilation, Daily Monitor, November 24, 2021).

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