Female Genital Mutilation: 68 Million Girls at Risk @ United Nations headquarters in New York

Thailand, March 15, 2015. Local Thai Muslim girls walk past Pattani Central Mosque before evening prayers in the restive southern Thai province of Pattani. Muslim women in the region are encouraged by religious authorities to circumcise their daughters under the assumption that it will control their sexual urges in adulthood and make them “clean”. © Lillian Suwanrumpha

Female Genital Mutilation: 68 Million Girls at Risk
February 7-March 31, 2019

Exhibited photographers:
Nando Azevedo, Edu Bayer, Valentin Bianchi, Karen Paulina Biswell, Andrea Bruce, Kristian Buus, Sima Diab, Simona Ghizzoni, Louise Gubb, Meeri Koutaniemi, Marvi Lacar, Jake Naughton, Per-Anders Pettersson, Laura Salvinelli, Lillian Suwanrumpha, Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo , Riccardo Venturi.

“This exhibition covers the geographical scope of the practice, too often thought to be limited to some regions of the world, whilst simultaneously giving space to those who speak out – girls, survivors, activists, educators. Through this pioneering intervention that sheds light on female genital mutilation as a violation of human rights and encourages the international community to end this harmful practice, the partnership is working for a successful and sustainable elimination of FGM.”

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