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FGM/C Situation in Somaliland-2013

Saturday, 01 February 2014 07:31

In Somaliland type three is called 'pharaoic' (in Somali "Fircooni" or "qodob" meansing infibulation), whereas all other types are referred to as "Sunna". The reasons for the pratice of FGM/C lie in the blief that it maintains virginity, controls femal sexuality and is a purifiying action. FGM/C is known as "Xalaaleyn" in English "legalzig", meaning that the girl is now fir for marriage and other socian functions. DOWNLOAD

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