Saturday, April 26, 2014
Ethiopian teenager Meaza Garedu was subjected to female genital mutilation when she was 10 years old, and now campaigns against the practice.
"In my village there is one girl who is younger than I am who has not been cut because I discussed the issue with her parents," the 14-year-old said.
"I told them how much the operation had hurt me, how it had traumatised me and made me not trust my own parents.
"They decided that they did not want this to happen to their daughter."