The world’s first clitoral repair hospital for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, will open on March 7, according to the U.S.-based nonprofit organization, Clitoraid.
It said Chantal Compaore, the First Lady of Burkina Faso, will preside at the ceremony. The hospital was built with donated funds and through the efforts of worldwide volunteers.
“Having Chantal Compaore’s support and presence on March 7 is such a wonderful way to celebrate this opening,” says Clitoraid Communications Director Nadine Gary. “She has been a steadfast voice against the horrors of FGM, and we’re honored that she will be there.”