UNFPA Eritrea
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is not an easy topic to write about let alone discuss – especially not with a victim of this heinous crime. I had read about FGM before and watched awareness videos that left me panting for air, but never spoke with someone who had actually experienced, and to this day, almost 40 years later, remembers the brutality of every single step of the mutilation process.
Young people have been frontline responders to the COVID-19 pandemic, mobilizing across the world. They are health workers, activists, innovators, and social and community workers. To reach and engage young people duri...
Like many young people in Eritrea, Fatma Hamid’s dream was to complete her schooling, do her national service, and get a university degree. But her father had a very different vision for her future, one that he planned in secret. She took her life into her own hands.


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