2018-01-26

Interactive Multisectoral Academic Training e-Guide on FGM/C

In a context of increasing importance of on-line academic learning, MAP-FGM has published a colourful and interactive electronic manual to expand the scope of FGM/C insertion into curricula. This manual was previously published in 6 languages by Dykinson editors and distributed among students, professors, researchers, academic libraries, etc. The Interactive Multisectoral Academic Training e-Guide on FGM/C is a pdf document […]
2017-10-25

MAP-FGM/C animated video spot

MAP-FGM/C video has been launched at our III International Seminar in Lisbon on 29th September 2017, on the eve of the European Night of Researchers. This creative video is made with the technics of a shadow theatre and was produced by a young team of artists on the basis of a script drafted by the members of the project. This […]
2018-02-06

FGM/C is #MyIssueToo

On the eve of International Day against FGM/C, we are glad to announce that the European Parliament will vote this week, a Resolution proposed by its Women and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee this week that speaks about “Invites the Commission and the Member States to include basic information on FGM and other practices harmful to a girl child in the […]
2018-01-26

MAP-FGM Project: More than 4000 Students and 70 Professors Trained on FGM/C in 5 European Universities

While the last publications were translated and printed, MAP-FGM project has come to an end on 31st January. In their last meeting hold in Barcelona on 11 and 12 January 2018, the Gender Equality Observatory of King Juan Carlos University, RHEA Centre of Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Roma Tre University, ISCTE-IUL and Wassu UAB Foundation shared the results of this two […]
2018-01-12

Published the proceedings of II and III MAP-FGM International seminars held in Brussels and Lisbon

MAP-FGM team is glad to announce the publication of the proceedings of its 2nd and 3rd academic international seminars on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.  The papers presented at the Second Academic Seminar “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the intersection of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research. Experiences from Africa and Europe”, which took place in Brussels, June 8-9 2017, have been compiled […]
2018-01-09

At University

During the first semestre 2017-2018, Professors Julia Ropero, Laura Nuño, Magaly Thill, Gemma Cid, Inmaculada Corral and Almudena Alameda have provided training sessions on FGM/C to bachelor and PHD degrees students of law, criminology, medicine, nursing and gender studies. The Multisectoral Training Guide has been distributed among students and mailed to university libraries and gender studies centers throughout the country. […]
2018-01-09

IV MAP-FGM International Seminar: FGM/C: From medicine to critical anthropology

On the 24 and 25 November 2017 the forth and last seminar of the MAP-FGM project had been held at the Department of Political Science of the Roma Tre University. Titled “FGM/C: From Medicine to Critical anthropology”, this event gathered more than 25 speakers from all over the world (researchers, professionals and activists) who shared their knowledge and expertise on […]
2018-01-09

International Day against Violence against Women: MAP-FGM video at the University

On the occasion of the International Day Against Gender Based-Violence, held on November 25, the spot was reproduced continuously on the digital screens of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences for a week. As well, the video spot has been screened at IV International seminar in Roma. This creative video is made with the technics of a shadows theatre […]
2018-01-09

The Spanish Conference of Rectors prizes MAP-FGM project

MAP-FGM project won the first prize of the Conference of Rectors of Universities of Spain (CRUE) competition on universities contribution to the achievement of 5th United Nations Sustainable Goal for Development. Among all projects and initiatives of cooperation for gender equality in the academic sector, the article explaining the activities of the project submitted by Prof. Laura Nuño and Magaly […]
2018-01-09

MAP-FGM at the European Forum to Build Bridges on FGM

On 28th November 2017, Prof. Els Leye presented the Multisectoral Guide at the European Forum to Build Bridges on FGM. This event was held in Brussels on the 28th of November by the END FGM European Network in cooperation with DG JUST and DG DEVCO. The Forum aimed at sharing experiences, exchange good practices and discuss future trends. Els appeared […]
2017-10-26

MAP-FGM project presented at the Portugal’s National Science Meeting, Lisbon, 4 July

At July 4th Marta Patrício was at the Ciência 2017 (Science 2017), Portugal’s National Science Meeting in Lisbon, where she presented the MAPFGM project .  Follow the link As well, Ricardo Falcão was interviewed at September 4th by the Portuguese association P&D Factor. In this interview he pointed out the importance of the MAPFGM project and inserting contents of the […]
2017-10-26

Meeting with the Belgian Secretary of State for Equal opportunities, 21 September

On September 21, Els Leye was invited for a meeting at the Secretary of State for Equal Opportunities, to discuss issue related to FGM/C and early/forced marriage. She provide a copy of the Multisectorial Guide to the Secretary of State and informed them about the project. 
2017-10-26

FGM/C in the Seminar of review of gender equality policies, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 6th October

A Seminar of review of gender equality policies was organized by Professors Esperança Bosch and Victoria Ferrer at the Universitat de les Illes Balears on 6 October 2017, as an activity of the Master in Gender Equality policies and prevention of Gender Based Violence. The Gender Equality Observatory was invited to adress FGM/C, with a conference by Laura Nuño Gómez […]
2017-10-26
photo by : Nabil Boufada Gonçalves

At University

At King Juan Carlos University, FGM/C has been mainstreamed so far in a wide range of teaching guides of the following courses and degrees for the academic year 2017-2018: Professional deontology and health legislation (Degrees in Medicine, Occupational Therapy and Social Work), Social Nursing, gender and Health (Degree in Nursing), Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing (Degree in Nursing), Gender and Social […]
2017-10-26

24-25th November 2017: 4th MAP-FGM International seminar “From Medicine to Critical Anthropology”

Roma Tre team is fixing up the organization of the International Seminar and started new trainings on FGM/C with students of Political Science and International Cooperation.  The forth and last International Seminar of the MAP-FGM project is titled: “FGM/C: From Medicine to Critical Anthropology”. It will be held in Rome on 24 and 25 November 2017, in the Aula Magna of the […]
2017-10-25

3rd International Seminar “Institutional Responses to FGM/C”

The 3rd International Seminar “Institutional Responses to FGM/C” was held at ISCTE-IUL in Lisbon in September 28th and 29th. This Seminar brougt to the discussion the inherent complexity of institutional responses to FGM/C through contributions of experts from various African countries (Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Guinea Conakry and Mauritania) and other European experts that work on these cross-cutting contexts and other related […]
2017-10-25

Published the papers of I MAP-FGM International Seminar

The papers of our I International Seminar held in Madrid on 3-4th February 2017 organized jointly by the Gender Equality Observatory of King Juan Carlos University and Wassu-UAB Foundation have been published in English and Spanish. Under the title of “Sociocultural and legal aspects of FGM/C: transnational experiences of prevention and protection”, it compiles findings and experiencies of European and […]
2017-07-25

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

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 […]
2017-07-24

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”

2017-07-21

At University: we keep working!

The URJC team has maintained advocacy meetings with professors from different disciplines for the insertion of FGM/C into the academic curriculum of next academic year. In this sense, a training course was offered on 15th of June to professors of Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Law and Communication Degrees. This multisectoral training course was given by URJC team, Wassu Foundation, Medicos […]
2017-07-21

2nd Academic Seminar “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the intersection of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research – Experiences from Africa and Europe”

The 2nd Academic Seminar “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the intersection of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research – Experiences from Africa and Europe”, was held in Brussels at Hotel Bloom, on Thursday and Friday June 8 and 9 2017. The seminar aimed at discussing the added value of research in abandoning FGM, the do’s and don’ts and propose recommendations for […]
2017-05-19

Terms of Reference: Making and editing of a short animated videospot in 6 languages for “Multi-sectorial academic programme to prevent and combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C)”

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos publishes the following Terms of Reference of Making and editing of a short animated videospot in 6 languages to raise interest and awreness among academic community about FGM/C and to disseminate the activities and outputs of the “Multi-sectorial academic programme to prevent and combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C)” project. Deadline: 30th May. Download Terms of Reference.
2017-04-28

Registration & program. II MAP-FGM International Seminar, Brussels, 8th – 9th June 2017

The Academic Seminar on “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the intersection of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research – Experiences from Africa and Europe”, will take place in Brussels, on June 8 and 9 2017. The aim of the seminar is to discuss the added value of research in the campaign towards abandoning FGM, the do’s and don’ts and propose recommendations […]
2017-04-03

Videos: Panels of I MAP-FGM International Seminar on Socio-cultural and legal aspects of FGM/C: transnational experiences of prevention and protection

2017-04-02

Symposium “Challenges in estimating the prevalence of female genital mutilation in the European Union and recommendations for future estimations”

On Monday and Tuesday 27-28th of February, experts on female genital mutilation gathered at this international symposium that concluded the international research project “FGM-PREV”. This project was a cooperation between ICRH (Ghent University, Belgium), INED (France) and BICOCCA (Universita’ degli studi di Milano, Italy) and funded by the DAPHNE programme of the European Union, and focused on prevalence estimations of […]
2017-04-02

Conference “Management and prevention of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting”

The Universities of Geneva, Brussels and Montreal (Le G3 de la Francophonie) organized an international experts’ meeting on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in collaboration with the Department of Reproductive Health and Research of the World Health Organization, on March 13-14, 2017 in Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland. The objectives were to share experience, data, research and practices in healthcare and prevention […]
2017-04-02

Expert Consultation on Implementation of World Health Organization Guidelines on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Europe

On the 16th – 17th March 2017, WHO Europe and WHO Head Quarters organized an expert consultation on the implementation of the Guidelines, that were published last year. The meeting was organized at the premises of Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
2017-04-02

Launch of the UEFGM European Knowledge Web Platform

The EU – funded project ‘United to END FGM: European Knowledge Platform for Professionals dealing with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)’, lead by Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), has launched its e-learning course for professionals. Click here to view
2017-04-02

EU Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

On 6th February 2017, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, the EU’s Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner, Vĕra Jourová, and Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica, joined together to reaffirm the EU’s strong commitment to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation and made a joint statement Click here to view.  
2017-04-02

Soon: II MAP-FGM International Seminar, Brussels, 8th – 9th June 2017

The Academic Seminar on  “Quantitative, qualitative and mixed researching methos on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting  – Experiences from Africa and Europe”, will take place in Brussels, on June 8 and 9 2017. The aim of the seminar is to discuss the added value of research in the campaign towards abandoning FGM, the do’s and don’ts and propose recommendations for researching FGM/C. […]
2017-04-02

At University: Training of students on FGM/C in 5 European countries: First steps

According to EIGE, an estimated 500,000 women and girls living in the European Union (EU) have undergone FGM, with further 180,000 girls and women at-risk. Nonetheless, most professionals in contact with them have not be trained on how to better prevent and manage this harmful practice against women and girls. Most European universities so far do not provide training on […]
2017-04-02

International Seminar: I MAP-FGM International Seminar, Madrid, 3-4th February 2017

On the eve of the International Day against FGM/C, the first international seminar of MAP-FGM project was hold at Madrid City Hall around the following subject: ‘Socio-cultural and legal aspects of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Transnational Experiences of Prevention and Protection’. Opened by the Major of Madrid, Mrs. Manuela Carmena, this seminar was composed of several panels of academic experts from […]
2017-04-02

Publication of Multisectoral Academic Training Guide on FGM/C

The main training output of MAP-FGM project, the Multisectoral Academic Training Guide on FGM/C has just been released in 6 languages. Published by Dykinson Publishers, under the direction of Professors Adriana Kaplan and Laura Nuño Gómez, this teaching manual is aimed at promoting and facilitating the incorporation of academic content about FGM/C in university degrees of Medicine, Nursing, Education, Psychology, […]
2017-03-31

I MAP-FGM International Seminar, Madrid, 3-4th February 2017

On the eve of the International Day against FGM/C, the first international seminar of MAP-FGM project was hold at Madrid City Hall around the following subject: ‘Socio-cultural and legal aspects of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Transnational Experiences of Prevention and Protection’. Opened by the Major of Madrid, Mrs. Manuela Carmena, this seminar was composed of several panels of academic experts from […]
2017-01-30

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.

Madrid, 3rd and 4th February 2017 Conference Hall, City Council of Madrid Alcalá Street, 50 (4th floor) This Seminar is the first of the four international academic seminars of the Project “Multisectoral Academic Programme to prevent and combat FGM/C”, co-funded by the European Commission. The Multisectoral Academic Programme to prevent and combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) aims to raise awareness, […]