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- A lifelong struggle

Over 90 percent of women in Somalia are circumcised. Edna Adan Ismail is a pioneer in the fight against the dangerous tradition.

[circumcision] The dry river bed winds between white-painted brick houses and dusty streets, where more camels and goats are found than humans. Small crowds are gathered around tea houses, stalls selling khat or outside the mosques, places that provide some shade. The sun is high in the sky.

The buildings are low, and from the roof of the hospital, Ny Tid has a view of the entire city. A large modern hospital is not something you find in many places in Somalia. The founder Edna Adan Ismail is not just any lady either. She is by first name with most of the city, and the hospital is called Edna Adan Maternity Hospital.

Ny Tid is located in the Somali city of Hargeisa, far from the debate in the Norwegian media about immigrant women. . .

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