Zakia is a symbol of hope for girls in #Somalia.
For many girls in that country, the months of July, August and September are something of a “cutting season”. The break from school means they have time to undergo and recover from female genital mutilation (#FGM). Together with other brave young men and women, Zakia is working to end this practice.
FGM was declared abandoned by around 3,000 communities in 2016.
The #UnitedNations Population Fund (#UNFPA), jointly with #UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM.
Regram: @unfpa 📷: UNFPA/Georgina Goodwin