Female Genital Mutilation – Preserving Our Culture, Ending the Pain

Liberia has a rich culture and tradition of trust, sincerity, and intimacy that often leaves tourists and visitors in awe and amazement. However, not all cultural practices in Liberia are beautiful. The traditional practice of female genital cutting has left scars on the hearts, minds, and body of many beautifully shaped young women and girls.

The Sande society, also known as Zadegi, is a place where young women and girls go to gain traditional knowledge and skills needed by society. There, they are taught the values of family life, tolerance, obedience, and submission, coupled with basic art skills that benefit them and their families.

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