Gallery II MAP-FGM International Seminar: “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the intersection of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research – Experiences from Africa and Europe”

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

8th June

Session 1: The crucial role of research on FGM

Session 1
Chair: Magaly Thill, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Christina Palitto, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland. Gaps in research on FGM
Sophie Withaeckx, RHEA, Centre of Expertise Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, Belgium. Researching FGM: the need for an intersectional perspective
Tammary Esho, African Coordinating Centre for the Abandonment of FGM/C and Population Council, Kenya. What works: Effectiveness of interventions to end FGM/C

Session 2: Qualitative research methods to assess influence of migration regarding FGM

Session 2
Chair: Ricardo Falcão, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Vanja Bergren, Medical Faculty Lund University and Division Global Health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Perceptions and experiences of female genital mutilation after migration to Sweden. An explorative study
Sandrine Mesplé-Somps & Idrissa Diabate. Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris School of Economics and Université Paris-Dauphiné. FGM and migration in Mali. Do migrants transfer social norms?

Session 3a: Qualitative research and mixed methods

Session 3
Chair: Michela Fusaschi, Universita Roma Tre, Italy

Annemarie Middelburg, Human Rights Law Consultancy, the Netherlands. Research in Senegal on the transposition of the international human rights framework regarding FGM/C; interviews and document analysis
Sarah O’Neill, Tropical Institute Antwerp, Belgium. Mixed methods study exploring men’s involvement in FGM in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK–Belgium
Gebremariam Kidanu Meles, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Prevalence and associated factors with female genital cutting among young adolescent female students in Jigiga District, Somali Regional State, Ethiopia

Session 3b: Qualitative research and mixed methods

Chair: Jacinta Muteshi, Population Council, Kenya

Hazel Barett, Coventry University, UK. The challenges of implementing a behaviour change approach to ending FGM in the UK: Lessons learnt from the REPLACE Project
Gbadebo Babatunde, Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics,University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Changes in intergenerational attitude to Female Genital Cutting in Nigeria: Lessons learnt from quantitative and qualitative analyses of primary and secondary data
Diana Geraci, Pharos, Centre of Expertise Health Disparities, the Netherlands. A blueprint of researching FGM in countries of asylum. A case study of Syria.
Sioban O’Brien Green, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, Ireland. Organising Focus Groups: process and logistics–EIGE FGM risk study in Ireland

9th June

Session 4a: Quantitative research and mixed methods

Chair: Kidanu Meles, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Bettina Shell-Duncan, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, USA. Considerations on the use and interpretation of survey data on FGM/C (video).
Adriana Kaplan, Wassu-UAB Foundation, Autonomous University Barcelona, Spain. FGM-surveys on knowledge, attitudes and practices KAP in the Gambia
Mai Mahgoub Ziyada, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Norway. Estimating the prevalence of female genital mutilationin Norway

Session 4b: Quantitative research and mixed methods

Session 4b
Chair: Gbadebo Babatunde, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Jacinta Muteshi, Population Council, Kenya. Exploring Associations between FGM/C and Early/Child marriage: A review of the evidence
Nina Van Eekert, University Antwerp, Belgium. The association between women’s status and the medicalization of female genital cutting.