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The barbaric traditions of the tribes of Kenya. Photo

Варварские традиции племен Кении. ФотоThey exist in the contemporary world.

“Woman is the biggest threat to men, an evil spirit that rubs him the wrong way. Seducing him with what is between her legs. Therefore, it should be cut out.” This is a quote from “the wisdom of life,” Nasser al-shaker of shaker — one of the main supporters of legalization of female circumcision in Egypt. The barbaric tradition of female circumcision is practiced in many countries of the world: in Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Africa, and South America.

According to UNICEF, around the world lives about 125 million circumcised women, and three million girls annually threatened by this cruel ritual. The European capital of female circumcision has become a… London. From the report of the parliamentary Commission, lives in England 170 thousand women are circumcised and 65 thousand girls under the age of 13 years are under threat of execution hellish ritual of circumcision. See photos of Kenya, where the tradition of circumcision, although illegal, is still practiced.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

Theoretically, the ritual of female circumcision in Kenya is prohibited by law. However, in many areas this tradition is so strong that no laws can stop this cruel practice, even if it is threatened with imprisonment. In countries where widespread circumcision of girls, there is a deep-rooted belief that an uncircumcised girl will be slutty and wrong, and therefore it will not have the slightest chance of getting married. On photo: a girl of the tribe Pokot after the ritual of circumcision — it was wrapped with animal skins and painted with white paint, and now are home so she can rest.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

All the girls Pokot tribe must undergo the ritual of circumcision. It’s part of the rite of initiation, after which the girl becomes in the eyes of the adult community. Only after circumcision she can marry. Photo: a young Kenyan after the barbaric ritual of circumcision.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

According to the UN, in Kenya more than 25 percent of women are circumcised. The law banning ritual circumcision, which was adopted in 2011, is ignored — especially by people in poor rural areas. Photo: girls of the tribe Pokot run to the place where the ceremony of circumcision.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

“The ritual of circumcision we have always practiced — says the father of one of the circumcised girls. Girls are cut in order to have the opportunity to get married. It is their entry into adulthood”. Photo: a young Kenyan after the ritual.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

Ritual, usually held in appalling conditions, using primitive tools, scissors, razors, and even broken glass.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

Circumcision is not only in poor, backward families. The ritual of circumcision as exposed girls from poor and from wealthy families, daughters and the illiterate and educated people. In Egypt, for example, in villages cut off 99% of women in cities — 95 percent. In Nigeria, the majority of circumcisions done in wealthy families. Although this tradition is often associated with Islam, in the Quran there’s not a single word. Girls cut off in Saudi Arabia, in which Islam is the most Orthodox. In Nigeria, Niger, Kenya and Tanzania among circumcised girls most Christians. On the photo: senior women of the tribe are trying to cheer up the girls, so they left the cabin and went to the place where will be held the ritual.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

“Pain will make them stronger — said the mother of one of the girls the reporter Agency Reuters. — It will show the community that they are able to withstand the pain. I’m proud of it.” Photo: girls of the tribe Pokot waiting for the start of the ritual.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

The Kenyan authorities hope that the tribes will change their attitude towards the tradition of female circumcision. However, the fear that this tradition is too deeply rooted. “We have a lot of work in this direction, says attorney Christine Nanjala. — Maybe not today, but someday it will end.” In the Kenyan Prosecutor’s office is currently about 50 criminal cases related to illegal ritual of female circumcision. Photo: girls waiting for the start of the ritual.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

The Pokot tribe gathers around the bonfire to take part in the ritual circumcision of their girls.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

Photo: girl crying after undergoing ritual circumcision. In the words of one woman who went through this horror: “this pain is impossible to describe… It’s like take a knife and cut off some piece of the body.” (Photo: SIEGFRIED MODOLA/REUTERS). Circumcision is the removal of part of the genitalia, usually the clitoris, more rarely the labia minora. The effects of this ritual are deplorable — girls can die from blood loss or from infection. Circumcised women are more likely to suffer from urinary tract infections, cysts, infertility, they often cause complications during childbirth, and no libido.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

Girls Pokot tribe after the ritual of circumcision.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

Photo: girls waiting at the hut of the girl who will undergo circumcision. (Photo: SIEGFRIED MODOLA/REUTERS). The barbaric tradition of female circumcision fighting international organization and national governments of those countries who believe the ritual is a violation of human rights. But it is hard to fight tradition without raising the General level of education among the local population, although, as practice shows, in Europe, where everything is in order with education, this ritual is practiced as if nothing had happened, despite the prohibitions and laws, while often held in expensive private clinics.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

Girls after circumcision.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

After the circumcision according to tradition, the girls of the tribe Pokot painted with white paint.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

A teenage girl has just passed the terrible ritual of circumcision.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

The women of the tribe Pokot are stones on which will sit the girls during circumcision.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

The ritual of dousing girls with white paint after being circumcised.

Варварские традиции племен Кении. Фото

A minute before the start of the ritual. On the faces of the girls drawn with fear.

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