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“It was the culture that we have taken from our grandmothers, but we also do it for the pleasure of the men,” the 30-year-old told Reuters in a small village west of the Eritrean capital.Like Gerejet and Amira, some 100 million women worldwide have been circumcised, a procedure that at its most extreme involves cutting off the clitoris and external genitalia then stitching the vagina to reduce a woman’s sexual desire.She had circumcised her daughter because no man would marry a girl unless she was cut.“But nothing will happen to another daughter if she is not cut,” Gerejet says in Hagaz, 100 km (62 miles) from Asmara. At least the pain will stop.” Government officials say the law banning the practice is only part of a long process of public education dating since Eritrea’s 30-year independence struggle from Ethiopia.Eritrea had a population of approximately four million people at the time.Meriam Mohamed Omar (R) stands with her daughter, whom she circumcised, in the village of Hagaz, some 100 km (63 miles) from Asmara, in this May 7, 2007 file photograph.Nowadays we hope it will be less that this.” Meriam Mohamed Omar, a former circumciser, pulls the fabric of her purple dress to mimic external genitalia and sticks a small needle through it. You hold the genitalia in two then cut it,” she says.

The government has warned anyone taking part in or promoting the practice faces a fine of several hundred dollars or up to 10 years in jail.“Eritrea is easily manageable, there is a chain system, a village level, the sub-zone, the zonal level.We can control it,” said Tesfay Misgna, a health ministry campaigner.Aid workers say cultural traditions will be the biggest barrier to eradicating female circumcision.Across the riverbed from Hagaz in the village of Glass, residents say the practice still goes on.

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