Female genital mutilation/cutting as a development issue, looking at power dynamics among women and men

Daniela Colombo

Demographic and Health Surveys in 16 African countries have shown that the prevalence rate of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) is still very high, despite more then 20 years of awareness raising campaigns. This is the result of a combination of causes. AIDOS has build on this critical assessment, leading to an understanding of the practice in terms of power dynamics among women and men, first and before being a practice that violates women\'s human rights and has serious health consequences. The same power dynamics that influence other areas of development, and that contribute to the subordinate role of women.   

 

 

 

Conflict of Interest: None disclosed
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Recorded: Sydney, Australia, April 2007

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Daniela Colombo

Founder in 1981 of the Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS), Daniela Colombo is a leading expert on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Rome, Italy. 

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