This blog post discusses the nature of veiling within a patriarchal context of control over female bodies. The issue of obligatory veiling as policy in some states, as well as the desire for women to have the freedom to choose their outfit without the menace of legal dress being a hindrance, is discussed here.
This is a resource for those concerned with health, development, social change and women’s human rights. It gives health professionals, teachers and social workers positive and practical ways to abolish FGM.
This publication deals with the migration of women to countries where FGM is uncommon. It also documents the difficulties for health care providers in these countries, as they lack experience dealing with FGM related cases, particularly during child birth. The survey focused largely on Somali women in Ontario to explore their perspectives of perinatal care and their earlier genital mutilation experience.
This article explores the global nature of FGM – from practising countries into American societies. It shows how FGM is performed by new immigrants, veiled in deference to a cultural tradition of the developing world, and the gradual visibility of female circumcision as an American problem.
Using the example of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), this article gives consideration to the relative importance of local constituencies versus international normative influences in treating national policies, and highlights the occurrence of anti-FGM legislation in countries.
This study shows the experiences of immigrant African women who have been circumcised and sought maternity care in Sweden. It shows the encounters of women from Somalia, Eritrea,and Sudan who have been genitally cut withthe health care system in Sweden.
Chapter 13, entitled “Female Genital Mutilation: Stories from Africa”, is the most relevant in this book. It highlights empirical stories about FGM from Africa, and includes testimonies by women who suffered the culture while facilitating an understanding Female Genital Mutilation from a cultural point of view.