36 community leaders sensitized in Farafenni, North Bank Region (The Gambia)

Wassu Gambia Kafo sensitized thirty six community leaders, in the North Bank Region of The Gambia. The objective was to introduce to the population of Farafenni and surrounding towns the sociocultural dimension of FGM/C as well as its risks, as well as the alternative rite of passage “Initiation without mutilation”. During the activity, an emphasis was put over that the damaging consequences that FGM/ has over the bodies of women and girls at a short and long term. In the same way, conversations were held with the community leaders in order to know which believes support FGM/C in this area, and do a more thorough work in the next trainings.