The excision in Mali

The ngo Plan works in various sub saharan countries towards abolishing excision. Mali is one of the countries were the project has been most successful. Excision is a very difficult practice to eradicate, not only because it is taboo to talk about it, but it is also a very rooted tradition. In addition, practicing excision is a profession and a source of income which, once eliminated needs to be replaced with a different job.

The excision can have extremely severe consequences, from hemorrhages during the operation, infections and serious difficulty at the time of giving birth; both mother and child risk their lives.

reportage assigned by Yo Dona and organized with the ngo PLAN and Eugenia Silva as a sponsor.