Female Genital Mutilation
13 April 2017

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an ongoing, contemporary issue that has occurred for centuries. FGM is a cultural or religious procedure, practiced on young girls (in Indonesia as young as one month old) and if the partial or total removal of the female genitals. In Indonesia it is performed to “control female sex drive” and 97% of girls have been mutilated. Many are still at risk.

This series follows one girls FGM journey.

FGM in Indonesia

The dukun (shaman) who performed FGM on a young girl, massages her.

A young girl plays dress up.