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Efua Dorkenoo

Efua Dorkenoo, Programme Director, End FGM/C Social Change Campaign

Efua Dorkenoo, OBE is a Ghanaian campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM). She was one of the founders in 1983 of the Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development (FORWARD), a British charity that supports women who have experienced FGM. Dorkenoo is the author of Cutting the Rose: Female Genital Mutilation (1996). She is currently Advocacy Director of the FGM Programme for Equality Now, an international human rights organisation.

The silence has been broken, now let’s break the cycle of FGM/C

Efua Dorkenoo with UK International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone. Picture: Options

On this International Day of Zero Tolerance against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), I call on everyone to unite in a global movement to prevent the next generation of girls from undergoing FGM/C. As we start on a new global social …