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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