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Breaking with ‘tradition’

April 2007

‘Women are increasingly standing up together in the fight for equality’

Women’s movements were much in evidence at the Nairobi gathering. According to Basilla Renju Urasa from the Network Against Female Genital Mutilation in Tanzania: ‘Women are increasingly standing up together in the fight for equality… A few years ago, things were looking dire; but we have seen change happen even with entrenched cultural “traditions” such as female genital mutilation. Our sisters from Sierra Leone were just beginning to get active, while we have had years of experience working with communities like the Masai. We all learned a lot from each other. This is invaluable.’

This column was published in the April 2007 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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