Several months ago, we reported on the horrific death of this victim of FGM. The world demanded a trial. And this judge acquited her murderer.
If the institutions we set up to protect our children cannot fulfill this charter, we must look back to the communities - to the mothers - who perpetuate this tradition and ask them to protect our girls.
“It is the sign of a lady to be sutured
It is the test of a woman to deliver alone.
It is the duty of disgrace to dispose
Of her essence”
It is the fate of a daughter to die.
Who needs men where there are mothers
Red-handed, stained, with palm oil and blood.