TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - USA-based Clitoraid, a non-profit
organization launched by the spiritual leader Rael, announced today
that it will not only sponsor a number of events around the world for
Feb. 6, the United Nations-designated worldwide "Zero Tolerance Day"
for the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) but will also
promote the idea of going one step further by declaring the day
"More than 130 million women in the world have been genitally
mutilated," said Nadine Gary, spokesperson for Clitoraid. "To prevent
this barbaric tradition from happening ever again is definitely
important, but we must also think of all the women who had a sexual
organ removed and still suffer from that now, both physically and
psychologically. It's possible today to repair the damage done by the
mutilation and restore these victims' dignity and sense of physical
pleasure! Laws exist to punish those who still dare to cut children
again, so let's start devoting more effort toward helping the victims
and giving them their lives back!"
Gary said that since 2006, Clitoraid has been able to train several
doctors and assist in providing clitoral repair surgery for many women
in France and the United States.
"All of our patients have reported improvements after the surgery, and
about 60 percent of them have experienced orgasm - something they
thought would never happen for them," she explained. "We're now halfway
through the construction of our 'Pleasure Hospital' in Bobo Dioulasso,
Burkina Faso, where we will enable local women and women of West Africa
to have the procedure for free. This is our main goal, since too many
women cannot afford this surgery. Without our help, it would cost
several years of their wages for them to have it, so they are hoping
and waiting for us." (See Clitoraid report at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjd44zBNqaw)
Clitoraid officials have long maintained that the best way to stop the
practice of FGM is to show the old women who still practice it in the
dark that it's a waste of time.
"With the new surgery available, the victims will be repaired anyway,"
"Because we have no tolerance for debilitating customs, we not only
denounce them but act to repair the damage, heal the wounds made by
such stupid traditions and show the world that science is the only
option to remove darkness," commented Brigitte Boisselier, PhD, head of
Clitoraid and spokesperson of the Raelian Movement. "This is one of the
main teachings of my spiritual leader Rael. It's of no use to cry when
we see sad events happening. Instead, we have to laugh about them and
get the energy to make repairs if possible. It is possible to heal 130 million female FGM victims who suffer tremendously
today, so we deeply hope that many people will help us heal the world
by joining our 'Adopt a Clitoris' Program.
SOURCE EGLISE RAELIENNE CANADIENNE
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