What they've experienced is horrific and appalling. Even more reason to know about it.
It's hard to know something's a problem when you don't hear much about it. That's why it's so key that the silence around female genital mutilation (FGM) is slowly but surely being broken. These brave women are speaking out, and we owe it to them to listen. This is how progress starts. Trigger warning for graphic discussion of female genital mutilation.