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AfricaGender Indaba – Edition 5 (40 Mins)

23 May 2017 Gender-Based Violence Audio by Sonke Gender Justice

In this edition of AfricaGender Indaba, we hear how South Africans have been rudely awoken to the reality of the tragic onslaught of rape, violent attacks and gruesome murders of girls, women, boys and men.

We also hear about why it’s important to address the intersections between religion, sex and sexuality.

A Tanzanian woman relates the story of her life posing as a man so that she could be allowed to work underground at a mine.

But, first, a Kenyan woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting, a practice that involves the partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural and many other non-therapeutic reasons, describes how the pain has remained with her into adulthood.

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