SARE HAROUNA, Senegal — When Aissatou Kande was a little girl, her
family followed a tradition considered essential to her suitability to
marry. Her clitoris was sliced off with nothing to dull the pain.
But on her wedding day, Ms. Kande, her head modestly covered in a plain white shawl, vowed to protect her own daughters from the same ancient custom. Days later, her village declared it would abandon female genital cutting for good.
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