Compiled and written by Inaara Merani Photo courtesy of Marie-Claire Moraldo Via Global Citizen At a young age, Marie-Claire Moraldo forcefully underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) in northern Côte d’Ivoire where she was raised by her maternal grandparents. Her mother was heavily opposed to FGM and demanded that her parents did not subject her daughter to it, however this was unfortunately not the case. At the time, she did not understand what happened to her or how it would affect her life as a woman.
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