Quantity: 1 available
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Faculty of Humanities, Social- and Educational sciences Institute of Political sciences), course: Human Rights - Concepts, Cases and Criticisms, language: English, abstract: Female genital mutilation, a practise that involves the cutting of the female genital organs in order to prepare the victim to Womanhood" (Rahman / Toubia 1995: 1) has been in practise for many centuries in many parts of the world - mostly in African and some Asian countries (Lightfoot-Klein, 1989; Mackie, 1996). It is considered a rite of passage after which the victim is considered a mature woman hence morally upright and ready for marriage. Traditionally, it has neither been done under an anaesthetic nor by experts, something that makes the practise even more deadly especially at such dangerous times of the HIV pandemic although more recent researches have shown a tendency of it being practised by medical professionals. Many communities practise the tradition with or without the knowledge of its harmfulness whereas those who know about it continue to do so due to fear of stigmatisation by the societies to which they belong. As mentioned, the Female genital cutting is a practise that did not start in the recent past. Campaigners against the tradition have always argued that it has no positive effect apart from depriving women of their sexual rights (Yet exposing them to dangerous life threatening conditions). As will be discussed later in the report, there are different methods in which FGM is practised depending on the diversity of various communities. In the past decades, efforts to eradicate the tradition have been lifted and still continue to do so but in spite of the efforts some communities have resulted to practising it secretly for fear of arrest and persecution. This is something that has brought about a big chall
Title: Can FGM be Eradicated through an Alternative Means?
Publisher: GRIN Publishing: 2009-10-05 00:00:00.000
ISBN Number: 3640439171
ISBN Number 13: 9783640439171
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: Z1-S-021-02381
Description: Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support the African Children's Educational Trust (A-CET). Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Through our work with A-CET we have helped give hundreds of young people in Africa the vital chance to get an education. We provide a 100% money back guarantee and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of service in the bookselling industry.