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Dropping the Knife: Kurdistan

Featuring news on issues around the world. Shaimaa Khalil reports on the remarkable grass-roots campaign that led to the centuries' old practice of female genital mutilation being outlawed in Kurdistan.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Oct 2013 21:30


Role Contributor
ReporterShaimaa Khalil

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