Bogaletch Gebre, The woman who began the rebellion of Ethiopian women
November 18, 2019 2:00 PM   Subscribe

She led the successful campaign to nearly eliminate female genital mutilation in Ethiopia Gebre said that simply demanding people to live a certain lifestyle wouldn’t end discrimination against women. Instead, her philosophy was rooted in the belief that spearheading conversations with communities in safe spaces that nurtured dialogue and debate was the best path forward.
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posted by AdamCSnider at 5:56 PM on November 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

Came in to say Amazing
posted by supermedusa at 8:12 PM on November 18, 2019

“It has to come from inside the community. It has to be discussed over and over again, in the African tradition. That’s how change comes.”

What a brilliant, dedicated woman.
posted by carrioncomfort at 6:08 AM on November 19, 2019

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