Pray for Girls Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Affects
In Somalia, Fatiah Mohamed is one of at least 125 million women and girls in 29 countries living with the results of the traditional practice of removing part or all of the female’s genitalia. This can lead to pelvic infections, pregnancy and birth complications, and long-term emotional scars, according to UNICEF. World Vision educates and empowers girls and their communities to end female genital mutilation. Fatiah says, “My daughters have not had FGM, and they will not—my experience was so bad, I am determined. When we show the problem, people will change.”
Lord God, help families that practice FGM see its damaging effects on girls and young women. Motivate these families to turn away from damaging practices, and protect their female children from all forms of harm, including FGM.
Written by Chris Huber
Photo ©2010 Tim Freccia / World Vision