Friday, April 22, 2011

Pop Culture Used to Encourage FGC Abandonment

Sister Fa, the Senegalese “Queen of Hip-Hop,” uses pop culture to spark discussion of FGC, a harmful, centuries-old practice. Her lyrics spread awareness of the harmful consequences of FGC and of the possibility of a life free from those consequences. As part of her “Education sans Excision” (Education without FGC) project, she toured through Africa encouraging community-wide conversations about the practice. Here is a video about her efforts.

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