My name is SamSam. I was born and raised in Somalia and I was circumcised when I was 6-year-old. FGM is part of Somali girls’ life. In Somalia almost every girl has been through this painful tradition. When I was attending the School of Nursing in Mogadishu I have seen several women suffering health problems due to their circumcision. I personally had bad experience during menstruation, sex and delivery. I have three children: two girls and one boy. My husband and me want to protect our daughters and we decided to not circumcise our 2-year-old and 5-year-old daughters.
I also joined the campaign against FGM in the Netherlands and I was trained as facilitator by FSAN. I organize information meetings for communities at different levels and now I am one of the Action Group members for the CHAT project. I am committed to help the Positive Deviants during their activities of Behavior Change and other activities related to the CHAT project.
Keywords: Behavior Change, facilitator, fgm, painful tradition, Positive Deviants
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.