Working with cultural differences is important in our work. Remaining judgment free is a critical skill that some may find difficult around the issue of female genital cutting.
Did you know that 98% of women in Somalia and 89% in Eritrea are cut? Did you know that “vacation cutting” (performed when US-resident daughters visit their countries or origin or relatives elsewhere during school holidays) is common enough in the US to have a name? Neither did I.
A recent New York Times article shocked me. I asked a few trusted advisors how to frame this information in a blog post and if I should even post about it at all.
If anyone has insight about how this issue could affect employment services and our work with clients, please share.