Health & Fitness

Don’t marry circumcised girls, District boss tells men


Moroto District LCV chairperson has advised men in the area to refrain from marrying circumcised women in a bid to fight female genital mutilation in the area and the country at large.

At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, according to the UN children’s agency.

The district boss, Andrew Napaja Keem made the call shortly after launching door to door campaign rallying young men.

According to Napaja the campaign against men marrying circumcised girls would compel girls to refuse being cut because every girl needs to get marriage.

He appealed other development partners to join hands with his office to fight against the practice.

FGM is common in areas of Sebei, Pokot and Tepeth in Moroto District in north-eastern Uganda.

It is carried out as a ritual to initiate young girls into womanhood.

In 2010, government passed the law against female circumcision after health experts found it was claiming many lives of expectant mothers and girls due to prolonged pregnancy.

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