This was a really interesting discussion. Members enriched the debate with perspectives and examples of Cross Border FGM in their communities. From the discussions, we concluded that Cross Border FGM seems to have become a widespread issue in several regions. The main ideas emitted by the members during the discussion on Cross-border FGMs: Reconsider and question the notion of border. Several members emphasized that many borders in Africa are “artificial”, divisions inherited from colonization, which helps explain why the practice is done across borders.

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