Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against women and girls. FGM describes any procedure that involve the injury, partial or total removal of the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM can cause a number of adverse health effects including severe bleeding, problems urinating, infection and complications during childbirth. FGM can cause long-lasting physical, emotional and psychological trauma; and in some cases, death. It is a human rights violation.
SRDO works hard to advocates for an end to all forms of violence against women and to raise awareness of harmful traditional practices, including FGM, and to help women rebuild their lives after experiencing violence.