In many parts of Africa, female circumcision is a fact of life for hundreds of thousands of young girls. What is viewed as a rite of passage in their communities harms their health as well as their ability to bear children for many years into the future.
Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Diocese of Meru (Eastern Kenya) are offering an alternative to this horrendous practice. The alternative is filled with a great deal of meaning for the young women.
Read about this project here.