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Communities in Sierra Leone turn their backs on female genital mutilation

Headline Title:  Communities in Sierra Leone turn their backs on female genital mutilation 22 July 2014 While activists gather in London today to discuss strategies to tackle female genital mutilation, communities across Sierra Leone have been taking an innovative approach towards ending the brutal practice.As several dozen women sat in a circle in the Chiefdom of Masungbala in North West Sierra Leone, discussing their stories of horror and pain, the male community leaders shared their own views in a separate group.The women, one by one, described how their genitals had been cut off…

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