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Name: Ms. Fran P. Hosken


Gender: Female

Occupation: None Selected
Founder and Editor, Women's International Network News
The patriarchal family structure and ideology of male supremacy
supported by religion provides the under-pinning for genital
mutilations both past and present...(and) from which men derive power
and control over women as a refuse to marry girls who are
not excised...women who do not have their genitals mutilated are
considered to be prostitutes. These damaging traditions of genital
mutilations must be eradicated as a prerequisite for normal healthy
development and to protect the basic human rights of children and
women...Men must become involved in this international campaign to
end the genital mutilation of female children.

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