Electricity for a Free FGM Village

06. Juli 2013, von Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

We just got an excited phone-call from Sarhad Ajeb. He is the anjuman (major) of Tutakhal, one of the free FGM villages WADI helped to set up in Iraqi Kurdistan and maybe even the most famous one, since Reuters and Al Jazeera as well as many local TV station reported from here.

Finally Tutakhal as well as the neighboring villages are connected to the general electricity supply. Ajeb is convinced this happened solely because they joined the Free FGM campaign in 2011 and got so much attention that finally the government reacted.

Since all villages in the region profit from being connected to electricity supply, Ajeb just promised, all of the villagers in Tutakhal will now step up efforts to convince their neighbors to stop FGM too.

Sarhad Ajeb, lobbying against Female Genital Mutilation on a February 6th event in Suleymaniah

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