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'Hands off my sister': Senegal's fight against female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation has been banned in Senegal since 1999, but the practice hasn't entirely disappeared. In the Kolda region, almost half the women were mutilated as a child. A new generation of young women are taking action to end this harmful tradition, going from village to village in a bid to raise awareness and change mentalities. Their organisation is called "Ne touche pas à ma soeur" or "Hands off my sister". Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin.

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