12/10/08

Human Rights Day: Stop FGM.

On Human Rights Day, Sameer Padania of WITNESS asks: "what images open your eyes to human rights ?"



I am submitting this post on behalf of my mother. She does not have a blog yet (although I hope someday she will pen down mer memoirs). Here is her pick:


( photo credit to Marc Kobason)

Female genital mutilation or excision (FGM) is not a cultural issue, it's a human right and a health issue.

More blog posts on Images for Human Rights Day from:

David

Tomavana.
and many more.

7 comments:

  1. mampivarahontsana. misaotra anao nametraka io sary io lova.

    sipakv

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  2. wow! i think my heart stopped for a minute. thanks for sharing

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  3. The facial expression of this little girl is worth a thousand speeches

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  4. I'm in tears. I want to scoop her up and hold her close, make a promise to her that this barbaric practice will no longer hurt other children like her. Seems like such a distant promise.
    Thanks for posting this.

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  5. Apologies for the graphic nature of the image. Despite progress on that front, there are still too many children victims of this practice.

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  6. En plus, lame no anaovana azy! ndryyyyy, mampalahelo sady mampirevolte ny mahita ilay izy

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  7. It's a horrible practice. Especially on people who have no say in the matter. Hope it ends soon, and thanks for publicising.

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