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No excuse for female genital mutilation, says Obama
Nairobi speech, US president criticises treatment of women as second-class citizens (26 July 2015)
‘Just because something is part of your past doesn’t make it right’, Obama says
Obama earned vociferous applause from 4,500 Kenyans at a sports arena in the capital, Nairobi, by throwing down the gauntlet over the rights of women and girls. Obama said: “Treating women as second-class citizens is a bad tradition: it holds you back. There’s no excuse for sexual assault or domestic violence, there’s no reason that young girls should suffer genital mutilation." read