“FGM/C: from Medicine to Critical Anthropology” will close the cycle of MAP-FGM Seminars

Once again Wassu Foundation will participate in the fourth and last International Seminar of the MAP-FGM project, which will be held at the Roma Tre University on November 24th and 25th. The event will feature three thematic sessions and the screening of a documentary.

With the name "FGM/C: from Medicine to Critical Anthropology", this meeting will address the biomedical approach of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), taking into account in the discussion the complex meanings of sociocultural practices, the subjectivity of women and the rights of migrants.

The experts present will try to understand the socio-political measures of medicalization and reconstructive surgery, and of the policies and social campaigns that seek to eradicate FGM/C. Indonesia, Cameroon, Djibouti, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal and Europe will be the main contexts to be analyzed, also considering the theoretical challenges posed by male circumcision and intimate aesthetic surgery.

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