The Democracy and Rule of Law Programme at the University of Bergen and CMI has the pleasure to invite to a full-day seminar on Female Circumcision.

Seminar programme:

Introduction and Welcome by Liv Tønnessen, Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute

10.15- 10.45
“The power of Culture: Female Circumcision as Tradition and Taboo”
Presentation by Aud Talle, Professor in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

Comments by Heidi Thornhill, Chief Physician at the Women’s Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital.
Followed by questions

“FGM in Sudan: Challenging Successes”
Presentation by Samia al-Nagar, Social Anthropologist, the University of Khartoum and Ahfad University for Women in Sudan

Comments by Elin Vestbøstad, Master Student in Public Health at Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen.
Followed by questions


13.00- 13.30
“FGM, Human Rights and the Norwegian Regulation”.
Presentation by Henriette Sinding Aasen, Professor in Law, University of Bergen

13.30- 13.45
Comments by Astrid Blystad, Professor, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen. 
Followed by questions

Discussion and questions

Chair: Karen Marie Moland, Associate Professor at Bergen University College

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