Today, rights activists in Tanzania join their counterparts across the world to mark the 14th International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. The occasion is relevant to Tanzania, because the backward practice is still rife in parts of the country, years after it was made illegal. The female cut, as FGM is at times called, unlike the male cut, is carried out without any medical reason, hence the term “genital mutilation”. The idea is to lay emphasis to the truth about it: it is nothing but one of the various bad cultural practices that dehumanise women. More: The Citizen