Child mutilation

Child mutilation is an extreme act of violence, exploitation and abuse of children.

Throughout Southern and Eastern Africa children are frequently mutilated and their body parts removed, often while they are still alive.

Recent research in Southern and Eastern Africa shows it is a commonly held belief that traditional medicine containing body parts is stronger and more powerful and that children's body parts are regularly used in traditional medicine and ceremonies.

This two minute video shows the process of child sacrifice and the mutilation of children in Uganda