The media campaign that helped lead to the 2011 ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdistan Region is being looked to as an example elsewhere in the region, according to the anti-FGM activist behind the plan.
Thomas von der Osten-Sacken, general manager of the German-Iraqi NGO
Wadi, told Rudaw the Kurdish FGM campaign is now being copied in
“People look now at Kurdistan as an example. Our Kurdish material is
being copied into Farsi. The awareness material is translated and gets
used officially. The Stop-FGM-Iran homepage is online,” he said.
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