Using theatre to cross cultural divides

Theatre is tackling the problems of female genital mutilation. Such plays are supported by the charity Caritas Switzerland as part of its campaign to inform immigrant groups about the issue.

This content was published on July 1, 2012
Raffaella Rossello

The premise of the play is that if women were to talk more openly about their pain and the medical complications resulting from circumcision, their men would be more compassionate. When a man finds out his wife has suffered for years from urinary tract infections, he agrees not to let their daughter be circumcised. Caritas Switzerland can’t say for certain how many circumcisions they've actually been able to prevent, but they’re definitely raising awareness. (Raffaella Rossello,

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