Halima,Zahara,Mairam and Mumina, young unmarried girls who work for AISDA to build stone walls on the hillside above Delafagi. The stone wall project is to prevent precious top soil to be washed away when the rain does come and AISDA employ locals to build walls running across the hill side. Action for Integrated Sustainable Development Association (AISDA) work in the AFAR region of Eastern Ethiopia, based in Delafagi. The Afars practise an old tradition of Female Genital Mutilation where the baby girls has her clitoris and labia cut away and her vagina sewn up. The day before her wedding day the girl is un-stiched ready for marriage. Its a brutal and barbaric tradition which AISDA is challenging with great effect, now more than a hundred girls in Dowe district have been saved from the knife and AISDA is now rolling out the scheme in Delafagi. Delafagi is where the oldest ever human remains have been found, the found is thought to be 4.5 mill years old.
- Delafagi, Afar. Ethiopia. IMG_8921.jpg
- Kristian Buus
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- 2012 STARS Award shortlisted organisations in Africa and Asia