Chapter Kapchorwa district of Uganda Helimo Nelson (Nelson Chelimo) in an interview with reporters said that the Sabini community decided to ban the practice of female circumcision.As informs on the pages an Internet resource medportal.ru, this community, living in the eastern part of the country, traditionally practiced this ritual as the beliefs of the locals, it is saved women from numerous diseases.
According Helimo, Kapchorwa residents for a long time believed that uncircumcised women married to suffer from many diseases.Fortunately, at the moment these beliefs have lost their strength, thanks in no small measure contributed to the campaign to ban female circumcision in Kapchorwa pursued over the last few years.As the head of Kapchorwa District, recently more and more educated young women disclaims of this barbaric procedure.In an interview Helimo, in particular, he noted: "The community decided that it (circumcision) is useless and does nothing for women, so the district council decided to issue a
The decree of the district council in the near future will be submitted to the members of Parliament, which should make the document legal force.
It is worth noting that last year the United Nations adopted a resolution against the ritual of female circumcision.This document this cruel ritual of recognition processes, which in addition to violations of the rights of women, also causes irreparable damage to their health.As stated in the resolution, this vicious practice increases the risk of HIV transmission, but also greatly increases the maternal and infant mortality.
According to the data available to the United Nations, at the moment worldwide the total number of women who have undergone the procedure of circumcision varies from 100 million to 140 million people.