The moderators march to ICPD/ Les modératrice marchent vers l’ICPD

EN We are so excited to announce the participation of the Community of Practice at this year’s Nairobi Summit on ICPD+25. As us moderators “March to Nairobi”, we made a short video reaffirming our commitment to ending FGM in a generation and improving the support to affected women and girls. We look forward to engaging … Lire la suite The moderators march to ICPD/ Les modératrice marchent vers l’ICPD

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