The practice still happens all the time, though progress is being made.
Advocacy groups throughout the world are stopping FGM by educating communities on the dangers it presents and persuading them that women should have equal rights.
It’s a global effort with a lot of momentum spanning thousands of groups, but there's tremendous urgency to end FGM now. Even one more girl who experiences FGM is too many.
Changing cultural norms is a slow process. It involves face-to-face conversations for weeks, months and years and the gradual introduction of alternatives until the recognition that FGM is wrong clicks into place."
Read article by Joe McCarthy from Global Citizen.