We Cannot Eradicate Extreme Poverty Without Confronting the Root Causes of FGM (HuffPo UK)

Avril 19, 2013 - 10:30

4/19/2013 -- Huffington Post UK -- "We Cannot Eradicate Extreme Poverty Without Confronting the Root Causes of FGM" Efua Dorkenoo, Advocacy Director, FGM programme:

Dealing with gender inequality starts with tackling the root causes of all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) such as female genital mutilation (FGM). As long as these inequalities are not dealt with, the participation and empowerment of girls is not possible and the eradication of poverty remains a dream, where half of society is harmed for the [supposed] benefit of the remainder. However, nobody benefits either economically or socially in an unequal society where VAWG is permissible. [Read more...]