In India's Dawoodi Bohra community, there's a growing debate about FGM
According to a recent UNICEF report, more than 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to some form of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C). Though Somalia and Guinea top the list with the highest percentage of girls and women who have received FGM/C — 98 percent, and 97 percent, respectively, of women between the ages of 15 to 49 — the practice has been recorded in at least 30 countries on three continents.
And while there's been extensive coverage of FGM in countries like Somalia, Egypt and Nepal, it has been largely kept from the public eye in India, where it is upheld by the Dawoodi Bohra community, whose numbers are estimated between 1 million and 2 million worldwide.
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