by Sandra Tamasan
The second day of the Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX comes with a political film that brings to public’s attention the issues of female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Jaha’s Promise is a 2017 co-production of United States, United Kindom and Gambia. The documentary shows Jaha Dukureh’s struggle to confront old traditions that violate human rights.
Female genital mutilation or Cutting is a practice that is still done in 30 countries today. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) together with UNICEF are leading the largest programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM/C.
“At UNFPA we appreciate that the subject of FGM will be highlighted during CPH:DOX,” says Pernille Fenger, Chief of UNFPA Nordic Office. “We find that sharing stories and information about FGM builds support for the works we do to end this harmful practice.”