How Many Blessings Can You Count?

“A Thousand Beautiful Things,” by Annie Lennox

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The Beginning of the End of an Abomination

U.N is set to ban horrific practice

On Monday, [Khady] Koita, a leading figure in the campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM), will join other high-profile activists at the United Nations to drum up support for a global ban on a practice forced on millions of children every year.

"FGM is horrific, brutal, degrading and indefensible," said Koita, who was born in Senegal and now lives in Brussels. "My big hope is that one day no girl will have to go through what I have been through."