Indonesia has a long history of female circumcision. The practice had been deemed a violation of human rights by the United Nations.
The procedure is rooted in gender inequality with females being positioned as less valuable than men in Indonesian society.
Despite government efforts to ban the practice, the country’s complex governmental structure makes the task nearly impossible.
Rachael Blackman has the story
About The Author
Rachael is passionate about raising awareness through visual journalism. Studying law, in addition to journalism, she is able to put her legal knowledge to use and produce in-depth thought-provoking stories. She understands how journalism can change the world. Travelling to Indonesia she was interested in exploring topics that had both social and p...