Network Against FGM in Somaliland (NAFIS)
Urging Government to outlaw FGM

Urging Government to outlaw FGM

CSOs conducted a consultation meeting, which was basically aligned to emphasize and show their position of ending all forms female genital mutilation and pushing government to outlaw all forms of FGM by approving Anti-FGM policy and pass law.

 The executive Director of NAFIS Network was also briefly revealed where are we in the ending FGM/C movements? He stated that this movement is going on around 20 Years. But now the last Seven Years we are assertive forward to MEFSA and MORA to come up one agenda come up Policy accordingly in order to eliminate this barbaric action in our community which is not based on our wonderful and merciful religion. Therefore, he finally concluded that during this conference we want to produce a press statement on a loud voice aligned our government especially MORA and MEFSA to finalize this movement by produced FATWA and approve drafted FGM policy which is on table for the last seven years “this is actually a human right violation like Rape Policy which was approved recently”.

Drs. Aden Aden used to work more than 42 years to end FGM In our community alone have seen today that all those people are standing up to end FGM in our community is really a substantial movement and she welcomed highly. Moreover, she briefly highlighted where and how this barbaric habit comes to us. She told us that now those countries are not practicing because of they knew it is not in our religion but it is a deadly harmful effect on the health of our girls throughout their life both at teenage and motherhood. Moreover, it damages their fertility and causes the death of millions of our beloved infants. Therefore, we need to standup to protect our young girls who couldn’t able to stand up their rights and to protect the upcoming generation to have a healthy families and healthy community.

“ I really appreciated the effort paid by the CSOs especially NAFIS Network  which is standing  up to end FGM in our community , therefore, MORA on behalf of government and religious leaders will announce the FATWA by either tomorrow or the day after Insha Allah”  said Mr. Aden  the DG of MORA

The chairperson of NAFIS Network announced that the government role of ending FGM/C is needed at this stage since the community is ready to hear the law banning FGM/C. She mentioned that there is confusion among the community on FGM/C types, therefore outlawing all forms is the decision we are urging to the government. At the conclusion the civil society produced press statement click here

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