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CMI Brief | 2017

Paper tiger law forbidding FGM in Sudan

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a proposed ban on FGM in the...
Liv Tønnessen, Samia El-Nagar, Sharifa Bamkar (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 7) 4 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2017

Weak law forbidding female genital mutilation in Red Sea State, Sudan

This paper critically investigates the criminalization of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Red Sea, a state with one of the highest prevalence rates of FGM/C in Sudan (where 89% of...
Samia al-Nagar, Liv Tønnessen, Sharifa Bamkar (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2017:1) 16 p.
Journal Article | 2015

What does Islam have to do with it? A close look at the facts: FGM in the Horn of Africa

The horn of Africa has the highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the world, including in its most severe forms. Islamic texts are often used to justify FGM/C...
Liv Tønnessen (2015)
in Siha Journal: Women in Islam vol. 2
CMI Report | 1990

The fluid meanings of female circumcision in a multiethinic context in Gambia. Distribution of knowlegde and linkages to sexuality

Heidi Skramstad (1990)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report D 1990:12) 25 p.
DERAP Working Paper | 1990

The fluid meanings of female circumcision in a multiethnic context in Gambia

The paper discusses female circumcision in Gambia. Special focus is put on the practice as it is performed by the two most numerous ethnic categories in Gambia, Mandinka and Fula,...
Heidi Skramstad (1990)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (DERAP Working Paper D 1990:12) 21 p.