3rd International Seminar: Institutional Responses to FGM/C. Lisbon 28&29th September

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The III International Seminar of the MAP-FGM project will be held in Lisbon and is being prepared by the CEI-IUL team. It will take place in the 28th and 29th September 2017 in ISCTE-IUL under the theme “Institutional Responses to FGM/C”. This seminar will have 1 keynote speech, 5 roundtables and 1 documentary screening. The programme is now closed and you can access it in the website of the event: http://mapfgmpt.cei.iscte-iul.pt/en/home


All sessions will take place in Auditório J.J. Laginha, Edifício Sedas Nunes,


September 28


8:30 – 9:15  Reception and Registration

9:15 – 09:45  Opening Ceremony

Luís Reto, Rector of ISCTE-IUL

Luís Nuno Rodrigues, Director CEI-IUL

Laura Nuño Goméz, Principal Investigator MAP-FMG & Project Coordinator, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Clara Carvalho, Project Coordinator MAP-FGM, CEI-IUL

09:45 – 10:15 Opening Intervention

Catarina Marcelino, Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality

10:15 – 11:15 Keynote Speaker

Fatou Sarr Sow (Institut Fondamental de l’Afrique Noire – Senegal)

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Roundtable 1 – Models of Combat and Prevention of FGM/C in West Africa

Chair: Michela Fusaschi (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)


Maire ni Mhordha – “A critical analysis of the Tostan approach to FGC.” 

Adriana Kaplan  “Transnational Observatory of applied research to knowledge transfer in cascade”

Abdoulaye Doro Sow – “Cultural counter-argumentation as cultural strategy to combat the practice of FGM”

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:30 Roundtable 2 – Implementation of Human Rights Conventions and Treaties in West Africa

Chair: Els Leye (RHEA & Vrije Universiteit Brussels)


Annemarie Middelburg – “FGM/C as a human rights violation: implementation of human rights treaties in Senegal”

Alpha Amadou Bano Barry  “Strategies and Actions of Promotion of the abandonment of excision and the socioanthropological determinants of excision in Guinea

Fatumata Djau Baldé – “Female Genital Mutilation, a question of human rights of women in Guinea Bissau”

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 18:30 Documentary screening:

“Este é o meu corpo” (“This is my body”) (Inês Leitão&Daniela Leitão)

September 29


09:30 – 11:00 Roundtable 3 – The fight against FGM/C as a form to promote gender equality

Chair: Ana Lúcia Teixeira (FCSH-UNL & ONVG)


Carla Martingo – “Voices and leaderships for the ending of FGM”

Filomena Djassi – “Promoting behaviour change towards the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation”

Alexandra Alves Luís – “Girls and young women living with FGM/C in Portugal – needs and expectations”

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Roundtable 4 – Institutional responses in Health

Chair: Alice Frade (P&D Factor)


Comfort Momoh – “Treating and caring for girls and women living with FGM – United Kingdom Response”

Owolabi Bjalkänder – “Treating and caring for girls and women living with FGM/C – Sierra Leone Response”

Michela Villani – “Reparative Approaches in Healthcare: Taking in Account Women’s Meanings of « Reparation » After FGM in Switzerland and France”

Nora Salas Seoane – “Empowering primary care professionals to prevent FGM in a municipality of Catalonia”

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:30 Final Roundtable: Institutions Responding to FGM/C

Chair: Clara Carvalho (ISCTE-IUL)
Mónica Ferro, Director of the UNFPD Office in Geneva

Ana Carla Correia, Portuguese Ministry of Health / Directorate-General of Health (DGS)

Helena Leitão, GREVIO (Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence)

Teresa Fragoso, President of Gender Equality Commission (CIG) 

Very important and mandatory – please register to the Seminar through this online form: https://goo.gl/forms/AzQLJAeYfwLKLP603