Save Our Sisters: AfyAfrika's founder discusses her personal journey to fight FGM

WASHINGTON - July 22, 2022 - PRLog -- Content warning: This episode contains a discussion about female genital mutilation (FGM), gender-based violence, and domestic violence.

It is estimated that more than three million girls will be at risk of FGM this year alone. Catherine Kimaren Mootian joins The PYD Lab as not only a survivor of FGM, but as an advocate for its eradication through her organization, AfyAfrika. Catherine shares her own powerful story and how her project, Scars to Stars, is helping other survivors find their voice and feel seen.

"We need more global advocacy. We want these stories to be projected. [FGM] is a human rights violation," Catherine says.

To hear the episode in its entirety and to get more details on how you can get involved in helping to eradicate FGM, visit The PYD Lab is also available on all major podcast platforms.

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The PYD Lab is a bimonthly podcast for implementers and young leaders who want to examine innovative approaches to Positive Youth Development and hear stories of young people leading change in their communities.

Hosted by journalist and YP2LE Senior Communications Manager Natasha Zena, this podcast is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the terms of YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation Contract. The content and opinions expressed in this podcast are the sole responsibility of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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