March 16Yrma attends the world premiere of documentary on Jaha Dukureh
A strong story about an even stronger young woman who confronts a global taboo: circumcision and forced marriage.
Like most other girls in the Gambia was Jaha Dukureh circumcised when she was quite small. The marriage was arranged when she was eight, and at age 15 she married a 40-year-old man in New York. 'Jaha's Promise' is a gripping tale of a young girl's struggle for his own body, to have the courage to confront his father, politicians and the surrounding community. An extremely important political testimony in a world where over 200 million women live with the devastating consequences of FGM, which still practiced in 30 countries. The story of Jaha is a story of countless women suffering - and one woman with courage to confront a global taboo that few other topics can share the waters. A strong film about an even stronger young woman, and an experience that sits in body and mind long after you have left the cinema.