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Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya

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Jumat, 22 Apr 2022 20:01 WIB

Kenya - Perempuan Suku Maasai Kenya merayakan kedewasaan dengan ritual alternatif. Sebelumnya perayaan ini dilakukan dengan sunat untuk perempuan namun kini dilarang.

Felistar Titian from the indigenous Maasai community carries oil to bless the girls during an alternative rite of passage into adulthood, shunning the traditional genital mutilation which has been outlawed in Kiloh village of Imaroro location in Kajiado county, Kenya April 8, 2022. Picture taken April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Gadis-gadis dari Suku Maasai menghadiri ritual peralihan menuju kedewasaan di desa Kiloh lokasi Imaroro, Kenya, Jumat (8/4/2022).  

Felistar Titian from the indigenous Maasai community carries oil to bless the girls during an alternative rite of passage into adulthood, shunning the traditional genital mutilation which has been outlawed in Kiloh village of Imaroro location in Kajiado county, Kenya April 8, 2022. Picture taken April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Sebelumnya, ritual menuju dewasa ini biasanya dilakukan dengan cara sunat untuk para perempuan.  

Felistar Titian from the indigenous Maasai community carries oil to bless the girls during an alternative rite of passage into adulthood, shunning the traditional genital mutilation which has been outlawed in Kiloh village of Imaroro location in Kajiado county, Kenya April 8, 2022. Picture taken April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Sunat perempuan atau Female Genitalia Mutilation (FGM) merupakan ritual yang harus dijalankan anak-anak perempuan ketika mereka berusia 12-15 tahun.   

Felistar Titian from the indigenous Maasai community carries oil to bless the girls during an alternative rite of passage into adulthood, shunning the traditional genital mutilation which has been outlawed in Kiloh village of Imaroro location in Kajiado county, Kenya April 8, 2022. Picture taken April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Ritual ini dipercaya dapat membuat anak-anak perempuan dari suku ini tetap setia pada suaminya kelak.   

Felistar Titian from the indigenous Maasai community carries oil to bless the girls during an alternative rite of passage into adulthood, shunning the traditional genital mutilation which has been outlawed in Kiloh village of Imaroro location in Kajiado county, Kenya April 8, 2022. Picture taken April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Namun karena dianggap melanggar hak kemanusiaan, PBB dan pemerintah Kenya telah melarang ritual sunat perempuan.  

Felistar Titian from the indigenous Maasai community carries oil to bless the girls during an alternative rite of passage into adulthood, shunning the traditional genital mutilation which has been outlawed in Kiloh village of Imaroro location in Kajiado county, Kenya April 8, 2022. Picture taken April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Bukan hanya itu, pemerintah Kenya akan menjatuhkan hukuman penjara seumur hidup kepada eksekutor, apabila gadis yg menjalani ritual tersebut meninggal saat prosedur sunat ini dilakukan.   

Felistar Titian from the indigenous Maasai community carries oil to bless the girls during an alternative rite of passage into adulthood, shunning the traditional genital mutilation which has been outlawed in Kiloh village of Imaroro location in Kajiado county, Kenya April 8, 2022. Picture taken April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Usai dilarang, suku-suku di Kenya melakukan ritual alternatif lain untuk merayakan penyambutan kedewasaan seorang perempuan.  

Felistar Titian from the indigenous Maasai community carries oil to bless the girls during an alternative rite of passage into adulthood, shunning the traditional genital mutilation which has been outlawed in Kiloh village of Imaroro location in Kajiado county, Kenya April 8, 2022. Picture taken April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Kini para perempuan yang menuju dewasa di Kenya akan berpesta serta melakukan ritual doa khusus.  

Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya
Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya
Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya
Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya
Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya
Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya
Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya
Kenya Larang Sunat Perempuan, Lihat Keramaian Ritual Penggantinya