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“I protect women’s honour”

Kirkuk Now 4.5.2013.

Pura Gullstan is well known outside of Kirkuk city due to her profession, as she performs female genital mutilation and according to her statement, she has so many stories about FGM to tell but she does not want to let people know about them.

Pura Gullstan - Photo: Hawlati

Photo: Hawlati

Female genital mutilation is a stain on reputation of the Kurds in their treatment of women.  There are very few women agreeing with FGM, and Gullstan claims herself to be the saviour of the women when she talks about her profession.  If there are not numerous clients, how has Pura Gullstan managed to continue what she has been doing for so long?

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