Even though religion is often used to justify FGM, neither Islam nor Christianity demand it of their followers. Fadumo believes it is important for religious leaders to clearly speak out against the practice to change tradition in their communities. “Whether it’s Islam or Christianity, we use all religions to tell people, ‘Your God will be angry with you, if you circumcise his children,’” she says.
This is Professor Tu Youyou (屠呦呦) who is renowned for discovering Artemisinin and Dihydroartemisinin, both used in the treatment of malaria. It is admitted (in