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Has a techie solution to stop FGM been found?

Has a techie solution to stop FGM been found?

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Female Genital Mutilation is a non-medical procedure  that removes part or all of a girl's exterior genitalia. FGM is a traditional practice that has been passed from generation to generation for a number of years. The act is predominantly  practiced in Africa, Asia and the Middle-East typically intended to prevent the girls from engaging in premarital sex . Despite the fact that it is illegal and causes harm if not death to the individual, some cultures see it as a mandatory rite of passage for the females in that community. The world is evolving and most if not all countries are acknowledging the fact that we are moving to a digital world where different innovations are upcoming almost on a daily. In Kenya,  five teenage girls come up with an idea that will help prevent FGM in the cou