According to Tostan, an organization whose mission it is to "empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights", 14 villages in Puntland became the first group of communities in the region to agree to abandon the practice of FGC.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Historic Pledge Against Female Genital Cutting in Somalia
In the Northeast zone of Somalia where female genital cutting (FGC) is almost a universal practice, a public pledge to abandon FGC is making history .
Posted by FGC Blogger at 9:16 AM
Labels: abandonment, public declaration, Somalia, Tostan