Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sierra Leone: Women journalists stripped and paraded naked

Four women journalists were stripped naked in public in Kenema, Eastern Sierra Leone where they were covering events to mark the International Day against female circumcision (genital mutilation).They were snatched by members of a secret society, forcibly stripped and made to parade naked through the streets on February 9, 2009. They were only freed after the intervention of the police and human rights organizations. They were accused by their aggressors of reporting against female circumcision which is considered an insult to their culture.


  1. Paul Olola (KenyaMarch 30, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    culture is a barrier to development in the modern world especially old and outdated ones like F.G.M. these are mainly held in places where technology and modern practices have not fully penetrated..like rural areas,lets educate the people,then make it a law.....its not an option,its the only way

  2. God damn they are just filthy animals. Also, people can say what they want about 'backwoods, uneducated, blah de blah, no technology' but these people immigrate to Europe and the U.S. and literally will fly their daughters back to their home countries to have this crap done to them. It doesn't matter what they are exposed to, they continue to do it.