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Country Reports

Burkina Faso

We are pleased to publish our new report from Burkina Faso which we hope will improve understanding of the issues relating to FGM and help those working to end the practice.

Against a partial solution to FGM

Recently, I asked an Egyptian medical doctor whether he had ever encountered FGM. He had indeed encountered it. He told me that he was once at a hospital and was asked whether he would circumcise two children. He agreed, assuming that both children were boys, but then it turned out that one was a boy and the other a girl. He was against FGM, but he decided on the spur of the moment to do something to the girl and draw blood so that her parents would consider the job done and leave her alone. Did this Egyptian doctor apply the pragmatic solution advocated in The Economist?

The role of Gambian men in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in The Gambia: Guest blog by Andrew Mendy

A guest blog by Andrew Mendy on the role of men in the fight against FGM in The Gambia.

Communications in the development context - The emergence and impact of global and multi-lateral partnership campaigns and movements combatting FGM in Africa: Research blog by Louise Ferdjani

A research blog on the the role of the global media and multi-lateral partnership campaigns and movements in tackling FGM in Africa

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