Crusading Against Genital Mutilation
Italian-trained Somali gynecologist Aisha Omar reckons daily with genital mutilation and the sometime fatal medical conditions that arise as a result. Defying local tradition and culture, she is trying to teach poverty-stricken young women to become midwives. In her path are Islamic extremist organizations determined to keep local women beholden to ancient but brutal traditions.
- Thursday, 27 June 2013