Saturday, October 07, 2006



Hi friend,More than 135 million women and girls worldwide have been affected by female genital cutting (FGC), also called female circumcision. In countries across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, girls as young as 4 years old are forced to submit to this painful, unnecessary, and unsafe practice.

Take action. Infibulation, the most severe form of FGC, involves the removal of all or part of the external genitalia, leaving only a small opening for urine and menstruation. The cutting usually takes place between the ages of 4 and 12 and can cause serious complications including severe bleeding, infection, long-term difficulties with intercourse and childbirth, and even death. Psychologically, cutting can cause tension between couples due to painful or difficult sexual relations. And socially, cutting makes it harder for girls to go to school or earn income by making them more likely to marry early.We need the help of people like you.

Speak out against this unnecessary and unsafe practice. By signing this petition today, you'll be raising awareness and taking a stand to stop the painful practice of female genital cutting. Your name will be added to a list that will demonstrate to key decision makers just how strong the opposition against FGC is. We must do all we can to save these girls from a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Start by taking a stand against FGC. Sign today. Thank you for making a difference today!
Agata Gussmann,Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

No comments: