AIDS: Picture Change
Image Credit: Steve Simon
5-year old Shito Redo was scheduled to be circumcised the day this photo was taken. It was called off after her parents heard about the many dangerous repercussions. Counsellors in the community are trying to educate the village about harmful traditional practices. The World Health Organization estimates that between 100 and 137 million women have undergone some form of female circumcision (also referred to as female genital mutilation).