This photo taken on May 11, 2017 in Nairobi shows surgical instruments used in the process of clitoral restorative surgery.
US based NGO Clitoraid, has launched its first humanitarian mission in Kenya, offering clitoral restorative surgery to 40 victims of female genital mutilation (FGM). According to a 2013 UNICEF report, as many as a quarter of all Kenyan women are victims of FGM. FGM is a life-threatening procedure that involves the partial or total removal of a woman's external genitalia. It has been banned in Kenya since 2011 but it still takes place in some tribal areas which refuse to omit it from cultural and traditional practices. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)