Essays about: "Female Genital Mutilation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 essays containing the words Female Genital Mutilation.

  1. 1. To Teach or Not to Teach? : An analysis of depiction of trauma in Waris Dirie’s and Cathleen Miller’s ”Desert Flower” and trauma narratives as sensitive issues in the EFL classroom

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Moa Jonsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Trauma; FGM; circumcision; literature; Desert Flower; autobiography; pedagogy; upper secondary school; EFL classroom;

    Abstract : This essay examines Dirie’s and Miller’s Desert Flower and its depiction of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the effect that this violation has had on the narrator. The analysis has been conducted through the critical lens of trauma studies with emphasis on how bearing witness of traumatic events can serve as healing and empowerment in the struggle to end FGM. READ MORE

  2. 2. Legislative impact on the fight against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in The Gambia

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Hälsa och samhälle

    Author : Johanna Stenberg; Carl Thorsson; [2019]
    Keywords : FGM; Female genital mutilation; Legislation; NGO; Collectivism; Cultural Relativism; Universalism; Gambia;

    Abstract : Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been victims of Female Geni-tal Mutilation / Cutting, and another 3,6 million are at risk every year. This tradi-tional practice is widespread and has gained a lot of attention from Non-governmental organizations, scholars and medical professionals around the world, stating warnings about the harmful effects. READ MORE

  3. 3. Behind Closed Doors: From an Open Celebration to a Secret Practice : An Ethnographic Study of the Meaning and Function of Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision in Singida, Tanzania

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Therese Lelli; [2018]
    Keywords : Women s rights; FGM; FGM C; GBV; Singida; Tanzania; Lawalawa; Change; Humanitarian Action; Cultural Anthopology;

    Abstract : This research examines the practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision (FGM/C) as a social phenomenon in Singida Region, Tanzania. The aim is to contribute to a deepened cultural anthropological understanding of the function and meaning behind the practice in Singida, and how it reacts to external factors of change, such as human rights-based laws and projects aiming to eradicate FGM/C. READ MORE

  4. 4. Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery – A Harmful Practice? The Production of Harmful Practices Within the UN SDG Context

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Kamille Emilie Hyttel Rasmusssen; [2017]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development Goals; Harmful Practice; Female Genital Mutilation; Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery; Postcolonial Feminism; Radical Feminism; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This research will study how the phenomenon ‘harmful practices’ is represented within the United Nations’ new framework: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reveal which practices are included and excluded from the goal. This framework has presented itself as being culturally diverse in its formation, strategy and application. READ MORE

  5. 5. "It starts with you" - A qualitative study about Samburu men’s perspective, change of mind and involvement in ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Samburu, Kenya.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialhögskolan

    Author : Joanna Sjödin; [2017]
    Keywords : Samburu.; Ending FGM C; change of mind; involving men; cultural practice; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim of this qualitative field study was to investigate and analyse Samburu men’s perspective on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Samburu, Kenya. The chosen subjects to examine were the men’s perspective of the practice of FGM/C itself, the process of change of mind and their involvement in ending FGM/C. READ MORE