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The Fight Against Female Circumcision

Thursday marks the International Day for the Elimination of violence against Women. We're heading to Uganda for a look at the fight against female circumcision. Lawmakers in the African country have banned the practice. But tradition is strong: one tribal leader has pledged to go ahead with a series of circumcision ceremonies, in defiance of the new law.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Patrick LOVETT , Gabriel KAHN

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