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Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and stories of survivors

Rev Martha Chigozie discusses her work with survivors of FGM/C in Sierra Leone


Faith in Development Season 2 - Gender and equality
Faith in Development Season 2 - Gender and equality

From: Faith in development - Season 2: Gender and protection

A series of conversations on the theme of gender and protection in development

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‘Approximately 200 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation or cutting.’
Sabine Nkusi, host of the Faith in development podcast

Sabine speaks with Rev Martha Chigozie, who for over 20 years has been an advocate for women and girls affected by FGM/C in Sierra Leone. In this episode, she discusses her work to address the harmful beliefs about women and girls that perpetuate the practice of FGM/C.


Martha also leads the organisation Thorough Empowerment, Education and Development for Women and Girls in Africa (TEEDWOGA).

Please note: this podcast discusses the sensitive subject of gender-based violence. Please consider your own wellbeing when approaching this content and listen at your own discretion.

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