Indigenous women lack information to make genital mutilation choice

Indigenous women often lack knowledge to make an educated choice when it comes to female genital mutilation.

That’s the view of Valerie Kasaiyian from the NGO Indigenous Information Network in Kenya speaking on the margins of the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Valerie Kasaiyian, who is a lawyer and also from an indigenous group, admits that a balance needs to be struck between respecting local cultures and empowering women.

She explained to Priscilla Lecomte how such a balance can be achieved.

Source: United Nations Radio.