Sometimes the activists  concentrates their efforts more on prevention, and neglects the victims who are already with some medical and psychological consequences. The IAC  developed as one of its strategic objectives, the health and psychological care to the victims of FGM, CM and other HTPs. Furthermore, special care must be provided to women and girls affected by various consequences of FGM like vascicovaginal fistula(VVF)
To do so, the IAC has established an Africa health professional network in 2009, in Nairobi, Kenya. With the support of the UEOMA. the IAC delivered the training to a number of professionals coming from various IAC National Committees to perform the surgery .
In addition, life skills training are also provided to the victims in order for them to overcome their situation support themselves economically and financially.

 

Through the sensitization and information campaigns, many former excisers were able to understand and acknowledge the negative implications of FGM. Consequently, supported by their communities, they volunteered and accepted to solemnly put down their knives and other instruments used, and to completely step down from their roles of excisers.

 

In accordance with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, ACERWC, child Marriage is defined as the legal marriage of boys and girls before the age of 18. It is a harmful practice which affects the rights of a child and deprives the child of attaining its aspirations.

A Michigan doctor has been accused of performing genital cutting on two 7-year-old girls at a medical clinic, in a case that federal officials believe to be the first prosecution under a law banning the brutal practice.

The doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, 44, was arrested on Wednesday on charges that she performed the genital cutting at an unnamed medical clinic in Livonia, Mich.; transported minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; and lied to federal agents.

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