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British Museum accused of 'celebrating' FGM by displaying cutter's mask
by Anna Davis
Campaigners against female genital mutilation have accused the British Museum of "celebrating" the practice by holding an exhibition about a mask used by cutters in Sierra Leone.
The museum displayed a Sowei mask, which is worn by members of the Sande society — a women's association in Sierra Leone which prepares girls for adult life. This has traditionally included FGM.
To mark the launch of the exhibition the museum also hosted an event where the dance performed during FGM ceremonies was recreated.
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