Bookcover of The Practice of Fanadu in Guinea-Bissau: A Local Knowledge Approach
Booktitle:

The Practice of Fanadu in Guinea-Bissau: A Local Knowledge Approach

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2013-02-08 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-26041-4

ISBN-10:
365926041X
EAN:
9783659260414
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The practice of Fanadu “female circumcision” is a human rights violation that affects almost 50% of the women’s in Guinea-Bissau, despite wide range of national and international human rights norms that grant women’s right to health and bodily integrity. Nearly 30 years of worldwide campaigns to end the practice - which has resulted in high success rates in neighboring countries such as Senegal - seems not to affect the trends and high incidence rates of the practice in Guinea-Bissau. The book uncovers the reasons for this deeply rooted traditional practice in the specific context of Guinea-Bissau and its linkages to ethnicity, religion and culture. It alerts to the perils’ of copy-past approaches and suggests the adoption of policies and action plans that takes into account the specific context and dynamics in the country as a way of ensuring long-lasting and successful solutions to the practice of Fanadu in Guinea-Bissau.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Aua Balde
Number of pages:
76
Published on:
2013-02-08
Stock:
Available
Category:
Other
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Fanadu – Guinea-Bissau - female circumcision – female genital cutting – female genital mutilation - excision human rights – women rights – child rights – local knowledge - ethnicity – religion – Islam – West Africa – universalism - cultural relativism –

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