Why are victims of FGM ending up in prison?

Rachel Chebet was lying on dirt ground, bleeding and dazed from the pain of having her clitoris cut off, when the police arrived to arrest her.

Just hours before, in a cave close to her village in northeastern Uganda, she suffered through an incredibly brutal procedure: her tribe calls it circumcision or 'the cut'. It was necessary, the 24-year-old explained, to prevent her community from shunning her. Already, Rachel wasn't allowed in the granary to get maize, or to take part in social activities with other women.

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