Avoid female genital mutilation
• avoid female genital mutilation
Today in the world live more than 125 million girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation. Klitorektomiya - it is a custom to remove part of the female genitalia according to cultural or traditional reasons. Female circumcision is a crime against human rights and serious violations of sexual autonomy of women. In most cases, circumcision is performed to save the girl a virgin before marriage - it is cut or sewn part of the genitals.
In this issue - the story of a rebellious Elizabeth Nkere, which went against the wishes of his family, and two dozen photos of the Finnish photojournalist Koutaniemi Maher, who was in Africa and explore the issue of female circumcision.
17-year-old Elizabeth Nkere was to become his wife 65-year-old man when she was 11 years old.
In the tradition of her village, the bride before the wedding clip. Her family prepares the body for the ritual of circumcision Elizabeth.
She was told not to cry, because circumcision is done for its own good - to turn it from a child into an adult woman.
In exchange for his own daughter, her father got a few head of cattle, 30 kg of sugar and 20 kg of tissue.
On the eve of the planned cutoff Elizabeth ran away.
She went under cover of night and three days was on the savannah without food and water.
Finally, she met a woman who had brought her into the house called Tasar in which they lived and the other girls who had escaped circumcision.
Elizabeth and another 64 girls from Maasai were rescued from the circumcision, and now they live here, calling each other sister.
Elizabeth's father ignored the runaway daughter and her rejection of marriage.
After escaping, he threatened to kill her if she dared to return.
clipped using subjected to more than 130 million women in the world.
Escape - the only salvation for those who dare to leave under threat of death.
The "Tasar" still in progress and will be held in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
The project is preparing for the publication of the book "The right of my body," in which women have been subjected to circumcision, to share the burdens of his life.