This is the first interview made with prominent Ethiopian women's rights activist Bogalech Gebre, whose work on educating women about their rights to their own body has eradicated the practice of FGM in huge areas of Southern Ethiopia.
Still relatively unknown in global media, she is an engaging speaker with an incredible life story. In 2005, she won the North South Prize with Bob Geldof - a prize given annually to two figures, one from the south and one from the north, for “their unfailing engagement, their remarkable achievements and the hope they have given in the area of protecting human rights, the promotion of intercultural dialogue and solidarity and North-South partnership.”
In this strong, emotional interview, Bogalech talks about FGM, freedom and why women lack rights. She also describes her fascinating journey from a rural village in Ethiopia to becoming a leading human rights activist. She is determined to change the lives of girls in her country.