It’s painful and it alters women forever. But female circumcision is a traditional practice in many parts of the world. Up to 140 million women and girls have been cut but opposition is growing. We take you to Senegal, a West African country that says it wants to eliminate cutting in 5 years.
Offering “birth spacing” to women turns out to be much more palatable than “birth limitation.”
Dec 8, 2011
With the global population reaching 7 billion this year, doctors and health officials are advocating better family planning methods. Senegal, where some 2,000 international delegates gathered in early December to tackle the issues.
Deya and his large extended family live in a tiny village in Senegal, on the ragged edges of globalization and immigration. Questions of work and ambition arise as the family prepares for Tabaski, the biggest holiday of the year. Feast and Sacrifice premieres on Link TV on Friday, May 13th, 7pm ET/ 4pm PT. Watch online at http://www.linktv.org/feastandsacrifice