Halt Breast Ironing in Cameroon
One out of four girls in Cameroon are thought to have their breasts ironed in what a Care2.com petition declares "a desperate attempt to prevent sexual assault and teen pregnancy."
World Pulse correspondent Shekina interviewed victims of the practice for her shocking exposé of the physical and psychological damage it can lead to. Her story draws attention to underlying causes of the problem and proposes education as a better solution to allay mothers' fears about their daughters' sexual development.
Join Shekina and women of Cameroon speaking out against breast ironing by sending a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.