Particularly, NAFIS would like to recognize the inputs and valuable contributions from Senator Abdirahman Yusuf Artan, who dedicated much of his time to implement successful FGM/C programs to achieve community abandonment on this harmful practice.The aim of the workshop was to analyse the specific problems of FGM/C practice (effects, immediate causes and root causes of FGM/C) and to converse the week points of advocacy and coordination of anti-FGM/C campaigns particularly to highlight the role of religious leaders on the eradication of this practice and finally to come up with best strategies to create positive engagement of religious leaders on anti-FGM/C policy formulation.
The participants discussed the following issues and come up the following constructive reposnes:
What effects of female genital mutilation? Waa maxay dhibaatooyinka/Mudarooyinka uu gudniinku keeno?
|The participants listed the below results from the FGM/C: Bleeding, infection, urinary track problems, sexual disorder, ministerial cycle disorder, infibulated cyst, long labor, fistula, infertility, death, psychosocial problems, shock, fear in wedding night, economic problems.|
What ware causes of performing this harmful practice?“Waa maxay sababaha dabada ka riixaaya ama dadku weli ugu dhegganyihiin jarjaridda xubinta taranka ee hablaha? (Gudniinka Gabdhaha)”.
|The participants listed the below causes: Its religious requirement, its culture, its marriage requirement, virginity, luck of community knowledge, protection of girl if raped, protection of family bride|
What are the root causes of this practice?
|Religion is the most important factor that people practicing FGM/C, cultural beliefs has a visible role since its deep rooted cutler, some people still belief its protecting the girls either her sexual desire or rape protection.|
At the conclusion the participants suggested very concrete recommendations and suggestions including the below highlights: This issue of FGM/C practice still is sensitive, the prevalence rete is high because of many people believe its religious requirement and the religious leaders have different positions on the eradication of this harmful practice. The participants deeply analysed the appropriate ways of engaging the religious leaders and sensitize them to be part of this campaign and agreed to activate the role of ministry of religious affairs; to lead and facilitate the dialogue between the religious leaders. The ministry of health should take lead of this campaign since its role can challenge all other stakeholders. The ministry of labor and social affairs should intensively work with other ministries and civil society to achieve remarkable solution on this campaign.