In a desert community in Djibouti, close to the Somali border, the village women meet to discuss the customary practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).In a desert community in Djibouti, close to the Somali border, the village women meet to discuss the customary practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). This is internationally recognised as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, but it continues to occur, in Africa and the Middle East and among diaspora communities elsewhere. Long-term complications include incontinence, infertility and psychological trauma.