CLITORAID Offers to Help Repair Women Who Have Suffered Genital Mutilation In Colombia

June 05 2009, Categoría: Press-Releases
Medellin, Colombia. Allan Rojas, President of the Raelian Movement responds to the article published in El Tiempo newspaper written by journalist José Alberto Mojica regarding the Colombian women from the indigenous community of Embrera in the Department of Risaralda who are suffering from the atrocities of the excision, or feminine genital mutilation which is the equivalent of masculine castration, and considers it to be a total barbaric practice. Senor Rojas said: “It is a crime against humanity that today, in the 21st Century, indigenous women are slaves of such barberic practices such as clitoral mutilation in the name of religious tradition in addition to being dominated by machismo of the so called indigenous tribes. ‘’The Colombian government has to stop this crime right now! Now that we have the possibility to help these women regain their sexual pleasure, thanks to medical advances and scientific progress, the Government should pay for this surgery by donating money to Clitoraid and doing so help these mutilated women”, added Rojas.

Clitoraid, a private non-profit organization founded by RAEL, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement who is PRO Human Rights, helps women and young girls of the World from all ages who have suffered these crimes to regain the ability to have sexual pleasure. ‘’Thank to techniques developed by Dr. Pierre Foldes (in France) who performs the reconstructive surgery of the clitoris using its root, mutilated women of Embera will get back their dignity’’, concluded Alan Rojas.

The “Adopt a Clítoris” campaign that Clitoraid is conducting, was created to collect funds to finance the construction of “Pleasure Hospitals”; the first one being built in Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso, in Africa, where 80% of women have suffered sexual mutilation. This hospital will be inaugurated very soon and will accommodate the women absolutely free of charge, using the services of volunteer doctors like Dr. Bowers from Colorado (USA) who collaborates actively with Clitoraid, and thanks to the funds collected from Clitoraid, has successfully performed the reconstructive surgeries to several women in the US. Like it did for Doctor Bowers, Clitoraid is willing to organize the training of volunteer doctors from Colombia who would be willing to provide their expertise to repair the mutilated Colombian women as well as give time later at the Pleasure Hospitals in Africa.

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