Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. It is estimated worldwide 200 million women have undergone FMG, mostly in Africa. In the Gambia an estimated 76.3% of girls and women have undergone FMG. Though the practice has been banned in the Gambia since 2015, FGM is sadly still ongoing.

An impressive film on FMG by Bakary Sonko. A young couple is being harassed by the husband’s mother to have their daughter circumcised. The grandma is finally able to craft a plan to get the granddaughter circumcised without her son and daughter in-law’s knowledge.


Bleeding Flower – A film by Bakary Sonko on FGM
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