Registrations and program of the 1st International Conference of the “Multisectoral Academic Program to Prevent and Combat Female Genital Mutilation” “Socio-cultural and legal aspects of female genital mutilation / cutting: Transnational experiences of prevention and protection”.

Call for papers for the International Conference “SOCIO-CULTURAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM/C): Transnational experiences of prevention and protection”
2016-11-29
1st International Conference of the “Multisectoral Academic Program to Prevent and Combat Female Genital Mutilation” “Socio-cultural and legal aspects of female genital mutilation / cutting: Transnational experiences of prevention and protection”. Program.
2017-01-30
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On the occasion of the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation, on 3 and 4 February 2017, the Gender Equality Observatory of the Rey Juan Carlos University and Wassu-UAB Foundation will hold an International Conference under the title ” SOCIO-CULTURAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: Transnational experiences of prevention and protection “.
This Congress is the first of the four international academic seminars in the project “Multisectoral Academic Program to prevent and combat FGM/C”, co-funded by the European Commission. It will be a two days event held in the Hall of Acts of the Madrid City House.
More than twenty renowned experts, professors, researchers and activists from African and European countries will take part in the conference. The extraordinary participation of the H
on. Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, is also scheduled. You can already register through the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/TQbUh2koStvtXOpO2
In this context, we also recall that an academic communications panel on Female Genital Mutilation has been planned. Proposals can be submitted until January 10, 2017. More information: https://mapfgm.eu/news/call-for-papers-for-the-international-conference-socio-cultural-and-legal-aspects-of-female-genital-mutilation-fgmc-transnational-experiences-of-prevention-and-protection/

PROGRAM

Friday 3 February 2017

9.00-9.30 RECEPTION OF ASSISTANTS AND DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTATION

9.30-10.00 WELCOME SPEECH

  • Manuela Carmena, Hon. Mayor of Madrid

10.00-10.30 INAUGURATION AND PRESENTATION OF THE MULTISECTORIAL TRAINING GUIDE FOR FGM

  • Mª Luz Martín peña, Vice-Rector for Teaching, Academic and Titles, Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Laura Nuño, Director of the Gender Equality Observatory of the Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Adriana Kaplan, Director of Wassu-Autonomous University of Barcelona Foundation

10.30-11.30 PANEL 1: ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH TO FGM
Moderator: Mª Luisa Femenías, University of La Plata (Argentina)

  • Adriana Kaplan, Wassu-UAB Foundation.

Projection of the documentary “Initiation without mutilation”

11.30 -12.00 PAUSE

12.00-14.00 PANEL 2: PREVENTION AND PROTECTION POLICIES IN EUROPE
Moderator: Magaly Thill, Equality Observatory of the Rey Juan Carlos University

  • Els Leye, Vrij University Brussels
  • Elise Johansen, Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Sarah Johnsdotter, Malmö University
  • Hazel Barret, University of Coventry
  • 14.00-15.30 PAUSE

15.30 – 17.00 PANEL 3: LEGAL ASPECTS OF PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
Moderator: Rut Bermejo, Rey Juan Carlos University

  • Julia Ropero, Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Elena Torres, University of Almería
  • Charlotte Chevalier, INTACT-association
  • Agnés Meroka, University of Nairobi

17.00-17.30 PAUSE

17.30-19.00 ACADEMIC COMMUNICATIONS PANEL
Moderator: Lidia Fdez. Montes, Rey Juan Carlos University

20.00 FILM SCREENING “MOOLAADÉ” by Ousmane Sembène, with Fatoumata Coulibaly

Saturday 4 February 2017


9.30-11.00 PANEL 4: FEMINIST APPROACH TO FGM
Moderator: Sonia Núñez Puente, Rey Juan Carlos University

  • Armelle Andro, Université de Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Mawaheb El-Mouelhy, Consultant on population and reproductive health (Egypt)
  • Ana de Miguel, Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Laura Nuño, Rey Juan Carlos University

11.00-11.30 PAUSE

11.30-13.00 PANEL 5. PREVENTION AND PROTECTION POLICIES IN AFRICA
Moderator: Carmen Caffarel, UNESCO Chair in Research in Communication and Africa (Afri-Com) of the URJC

  • Fatoumata Coulibaly, Journalist, actor and activist
  • Binta Jammeh Siddibeh, Women’s Bureau of Gambia
  • Marycelina Msuya, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

13.00-14: 30 BUREAU 6: PREVENTION AND PROTECTION POLICIES IN SPAIN
Moderator: Marie Alix Le Charles, Wassu-UAB Foundation

  • Nora Salas, Wassu-UAB Foundation.
  • Aina Mangas, City Council of Badalona.
  • Mª Teresa Martín de Villodres, City Council of Santa Coloma de Gramenet.
  • Julia Pérez, National Union of Family Groups.
  • Ana Buñuel, City Council of Madrid.

14.30-15.00 h. CLOSING SESSION

  • Laura Nuño,  Gender Equality Observatory of the Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Adriana Kaplan, Wassu-Autonomous University of Barcelona Foundation

 

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE: PhD. Mr. Enrique Álvarez Conde Public Law Institute of Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain PhD. Mrs. Clara Carvalho Lisbon Universitary Institute (IUL), Portugal PhD. Mrs. Gily Coene Vrij Universiteit Brussels, Belgium PhD. Mrs. Mª Luisa Femenías La Plata University, Argentina PhD. Mrs. Michela Fusaschi Roma3 University, Italy PhD. Mr. Antonio García Jiménez Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain PhD. Mr. Ángel Gil Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain PhD. Mr. Miguel Lorente University of Granada (UGR), Spain PhD. Mrs. Alicia Puleo University of Valladolid, Spain PhD. Mrs. Concha Roldán High Council of Scientifif Research (CSIC), Spain.