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

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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 in a book volume “Researching Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting”. The book is published by Academic and Scientific Publishers Editions/VUB Press, and is edited by Els Leye and Gily Coene.

This seminar aimed at discussing the added value of research in abandoning FGM/C, the do’s and don’ts and recommendations for researching FGM/C. The sessions of the seminar focused on the crucial role of research in abandoning female genital mutilation, whereby research gaps, the need to integrate an intersectionality perspective in research, and evaluations of current strategies on FGM/C were identified. Presenters from both African and European countries shared examples of their qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research on FGM/C.

You can download the papers “FGM/C at the intersection of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research – Experiences from Africa and Europe”.


On another hand, ISCTE-IUL team has coordinated, edited and translated the proceedings of the international seminar it hold in Lisbon on 27-28th September 2017 about “FGM/C: Institutional Integrated Responses”. Besides two key notes by the Portuguese Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, Catarina Marcelino, and Professor Fatou Sarr Sow, the following chapters focus on the models of Combat and Prevention of FGM/C in West Africa, the Implementation of Human Rights Conventions and Treaties in West Africa and institutional responses to FGM/C from the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Sierra Leone as well as in Portugal.

In this inspiring practice-oriented book, you will find the contributions of African and European experts like Catarina Marcelino (Chapter 1), Fatou Sarr (Chapter 2), Adriana Kaplan (Chapter 3), Abdoulaye Doro Sow (Chapter 4), Annemarie Middelburg (Chapter 5), Alpha Amadou Bano Barry (Chapter 6), Fatumata Djau Baldé (Chapter 7), Owolabi Bjälkander (Chapter 8), Filomena Djassi (Chapter 9), Carla Martingo (Chapter 10), Comfort Momoh (Chapter 11) and Michela Villani (Chapter 12). The papers are available in two languages.

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