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Drama as a Tool for the Campaign against Female Genital Mutilation: Juliana Okoh’s Edewede as a Paradigm

Friday Nwafor

Abstract


This paper is an interrogation of the effect of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), one of the many cultural practices against women in Nigeria without any regard for the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that clearly forbids human rights violations. Circumcision also negates the ratified Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Nigeria is one of the African Nations that endorsed the charter. The agents of the evil practice and its beneficiaries will be questioned. This researcher  adopted content analysis methodology in the study. This interrogation  exposed the place of unity amongst women as key in their achieving desired goal. It also discovered that women are their own enemies even though the men benefit from the act. The paper recommended the need for  understanding amongst the sexes for a more harmonious society.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v13i1.8
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