Увечье женских гениталий увечит всех нас

Десятого декабря женщины со всего мира соберутся в Европарламенте, чтобы бороться против увечья женских гениталий. По данным Всемирной организации здравоохранения около 130 миллионов женщин пострадали за последние несколько лет от увечья гениталий в той или иной форме. В действительности, эти цифры могут быть еще больше, поскольку масштабы незаконных действий почти всегда недооцениваются.

Увечье женских гениталий, согласно ВОЗ, заключается в «полном или частичном удалении женских внешних половых органов». Это болезненная процедура, проводимая небезопасным способом пожилыми женщинами, которые хотят посвятить девушек в женщины или, более конкретно, ввести в жизнь, которая будет бесконечной цепью физической боли и социальной изоляции. В самом деле, генитальное увечье превращает сексуальный опыт женщины, это самое священное из табу, в болезненную, унизительную, похожую на наказание процедуру.

За последние 80 лет женщины в демократических обществах путем долгой борьбы добились того, чтобы их признавали и с ними обращались как с гражданами, наделенными равными правами. Обретение прав иметь частную собственность, голосовать, работать, разводиться, права выбирать, иметь или не иметь детей, было достигнуто только путем политической борьбы. Все эти гражданские победы для женщин внесли большой вклад в прогресс социальной жизни и сыграли ведущую роль в инициации всесторонних социальных реформ, которые изменили Западные общества.

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