The theme for 2012 is: “Mobilization and Involvement of Health Personnel to Accelerate Zero Tolerance for FGM.”
The most common form of genital performed in The Gambia is known as the excision, which includes removal of all, or part of the minora, and cutting of the labia majora to create raw surfaces, which are then stitched or held together in order to form a cover over the vagina when healed.
During this process, a small hole is to allow urine and menstrual blood to flow. In some less conventional forms, less tissue is and a larger opening is left. Other forms, such as clitoridectomy and infibulations are also practiced.