A Kenyan woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting has described how the pain of the experience has remained with her into adulthood.
The practice also known as FGM is considered by the United Nations as a violation of the rights of women and girls.
The UN estimates there are some 200 million FGM survivors around the world today.
Keziah Bianca Oseko, who was cut as a young girl has been attending an event at UN headquarters to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.
She's been speaking to Joseph Mmali.