Live with Hope Foundation

Ein Hilfsprojekt von „Live with Hope Foundation“ (R. Walker) in Kapchorwa, Uganda

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R. Walker
Female Genital Mutilation is a procedure involving partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is sometimes referred to female circumcision. It is mainly done in the name of culture but it’s a practice which dehumanizes women and clearly lowers their status in the community. It has no benefit at all BUT it’s associated with many health risks.
Kapchorwa District is located in the remote mountains of Uganda where Sabiny people predominantly live. Isolated by geography and poverty, they have been at the center of focus since 1991 because of spear heading FGM/Cutting in disguise of fiercely protecting their culture. This is an environment in which people believe an uncircumcised woman is not fit to gather grain from the granary, let alone be married. It is the same community that still believes that FGM reduces the chances of infidelity by deliberately reducing the woman’s desire for sex. This gospel later spread to other Districts of Bukwo, Amudat, Nakapipirit & Kween.It is done by local women who use locally made knives and sharpened stones. These cause a lot of injury and may facilitate the transmission of infections such as tetanus and HIV/AIDS.

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Ort: Kapchorwa, Uganda

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  • Joyce Nakakande can ably take care of her grand children if she is supported with 4 Goats. The grand children can't fail to access scholastic materials.

    Hochgeladen am 25.02.2013

  • Some of the children that share bedding and sleep without a mosquito net. They are always sickly when parents cannot even afford medical treatment. It is better to prevent than to cure.

    Hochgeladen am 25.02.2013

  • Tendo left and Godfrey standing on their house. The mother cannot afford basic needs like Soap if she cannot have a Goat project. The Children are likely to miss School if people of good heart cannot give a hand.

    Hochgeladen am 25.02.2013

  • Cheptokoe with red scarf conducts FGM at midnight in Bukwo District on 1st-12-2010. My camera and other personal belongings were confiscated for showing the World what is happening. She used knives & sharpened stones.

    Hochgeladen am 17.06.2011

  • Cheptokoe a traditional surgeon for FGM feels very happy to cut girls and women. She says she has to fiercely protect her culture by initiating Girls into adulthood

    Hochgeladen am 17.06.2011

  • Ms Yemo of Bukwo District displaying the instruments she uses in cutting Girls. FGM is a source of income for her family

    Hochgeladen am 17.06.2011

  • 120 Girls lie down with bouts of physical and psychological pain after circumcision ritual is done in Kween District. Sabiny Cultural Leaders in Eastern Uganda refer to this gruesome ritual as an "initiation rite" to adulthood.

    Hochgeladen am 13.05.2011