Discussion: Les MGF type IV et autres modifications des organes génitales féminins

L'Organisation mondiale classe les MGF en 4 types principaux et considère que toute MGF constitue une violation des droits fondamentaux des filles et des femmes. Les MGF de type IV englobent une gamme d'interventions pratiquées sur les organes génitaux féminins qui ne relèvent pas des 3 premiers types (ablation partielle ou totale de la glande clitoridienne, … Lire la suite Discussion: Les MGF type IV et autres modifications des organes génitales féminins

Discussion: Type IV FGM and other types of female genital alterations

The new discussion within this Community of Practice will deep-dive into the issue of type IV FGM and other types of female genital alterations.  As we know, the World Health Organization classifies FGM in 4 main types and considers all types of FGM to be a violation of the human rights of girls and women. … Lire la suite Discussion: Type IV FGM and other types of female genital alterations

«The removal of the southieutes» in Senegal : an unknown type of FGM IV

INTERVIEW WITH FATOU KEBE Behind a “cultural practice” We had the opportunity to meet Fatou Kebe, member of the Community of Practice since 2017, when she came in Brussels for an international expert meeting on management and prevention of female genital mutilation/cutting, organized by three francophone universities[1]. With a background in sociology, Fatou Kebe has … Lire la suite «The removal of the southieutes» in Senegal : an unknown type of FGM IV

« L’enlèvement des sothieuntes » au Sénégal : un type IV de MGF méconnu

ENTRETIEN AVEC FATOU KEBE - sociologue Nous avons eu l’occasion de rencontrer Fatou Kebe, membre de la Communauté de Pratiques depuis 2017, lors de sa venue à Bruxelles pour un colloque international d’expert.e.s portant sur la prise en charge et la prévention des MGF/E, organisé par trois universités francophones[1]. Sociologue de formation, Fatou Kebe a … Lire la suite « L’enlèvement des sothieuntes » au Sénégal : un type IV de MGF méconnu

Guinea Conakry & The Gambia – the limits of judicial approach

Guinea Conakry was the first country in the world to have an anti-FGM law. According to one Guinean member, the high prevalence (just below Somalia) « shows the limits of the judicial approach ». There have been a few public trials in Guinea (around 5 in the last five years) and some sentences against some excisors. However, there … Lire la suite Guinea Conakry & The Gambia – the limits of judicial approach

Burkina Faso – Innovatice approaches

Burkina Faso has a unique track record in the application of the law criminalizing FGM. Compared to other countries Burkina Faso seems to be a good example in terms of implementation of anti-FGM law. History of the anti-FGM movement in Burkina Faso Since the 1960s, there have been awareness raising campaigns against FGM in the country, … Lire la suite Burkina Faso – Innovatice approaches

Can adult women consent to FGM?

In several countries, but not all, FGM is illegal independently on whether a girl or woman consents to it. Members agreed that issues of consent and women's autonomy over their bodies is a hotly contested legal debate; with communities and pro-FGM activists citing that women have the right to consent to cultural obligations affecting them. … Lire la suite Can adult women consent to FGM?

Prohibition of derogative language

Members stressed that although women and girls sometimes ask to be cut, in order to be respected in their society, a few countries include a provision rendering derogative language against uncut girls/women illegal. This is the case in Kenya. Howver, despite this provision there has not yet been any reported or prosecuted case, possibly due … Lire la suite Prohibition of derogative language

Wanting your daughter « to belong », despite FGM being illegal

Maryam Sheikh (Somalia/Kenya) : raised the dilemma that parents face when wanting to save daughters from the cut while still wating them to « belong ». Moreover, girls themselves may ask to undergo FGM in order to be like the other girls in their community. Maryam Sheikh testified of her personal experience: « I saw it with my own sister, … Lire la suite Wanting your daughter « to belong », despite FGM being illegal