Jennifer Hollett of Current TV's Collective Journalism project reports on a group in Sierra Leone — where nearly 90-95 percent of all women are subject to female genital mutilation — called the Amazonian Initiative Movement, which is working to end the practice of FGM. In addition to educating women about the risks, AIM has started a program offering literacy skills and help starting new businesses to FGM practitioners, who often rely on performing FGM on other women to pay their own bills. Their hope is that, by eliminating the financial incentive to continue the practice, they can eliminate its spread. The full video can be seen by clicking on the image above left. [Current TV]


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