Female Mutilation: The truth behind the horrifying global practice of female genital mutilation (New Holland Publishers, March 2016)
Just one year ago today my second book on female genital mutilation (FGM) was published. Female Mutilation: The truth behind the horrifying global practice of female genital mutilation offers more than 70 case studies from people in two dozen countries across five continents. Some narrators are FGM survivors, some community activists, and some professionals who bring a particular focus on FGM to their work in medicine, law, education, journalism etc. Their stories differ widely, but all share a determination to make FGM history. Details of the book and a number of reader reviews follow below:
[The weblinks for each of chapters 3 – 9 take you to the names and contact details of contributors from that geographical area.]
Chapter 3: Kenya
Chapter 4: Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa
– Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, Malawi
Chapter 5: Egypt, the Middle-East and South-East Asia
– Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia
Chapter 6: Australia
Chapter 7: North America
– Canada and the United States
Chapter 8: Continental Europe
– Norway, France, Germany, Italy
Chapter 9: The United Kingdom
Chapter 10: What Next?
*Index of Contributors
*Appendix: The Questionnaire (located on Female Mutilation Worldwide website)
Female Mutilation: The truth behind the horrifying global practice of female genital mutilation (New Holland Publishers, 2016) is available from the publishers, from the Guardian bookshop, fromAmazon.co.uk / Amazon.com, or from high street booksellers.
The book can be previewed on the publisher’s website HERE.
Reviews of the book follow below…
REVIEWS of FEMALE MUTILATION
“This book is most welcome. Each page …. rings the bell of the rebellion against female genital mutlaton.” Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, Executve Director of the Inter-African Committee
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SEE ALSO …. Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective (Hilary Burrage, Ashgate / Routledge 2015). Contents and reviews here.
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FURTHER INFORMATION AND ACTION
There is a free FGM hotline for anyone in the UK: 0800 028 3550, or email:email@example.com
Details of NHS Specialist Services for FGM here.
** Read many more posts on diverse aspects of FGM here. **
Activists, service providers and researchers may like to join the LinkedIn group Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Information, reports and research, which has several hundred members from around the world.
The (free) #NoFGM Daily News carries reports of all items about FGM shared on Twitter that day – brings many organisations and developments into focus.
Also available to follow at no cost or obligation is the #NoFGM_USA Daily News.
Facebook page: #NoFGM – a crime against humanity
Email contact: via Hilary
Books by Hilary Burrage on female genital mutilation
For detailed discussion of female genital mutilation please see my textbook, which considers the situation globally, but also explores the issues relating specifically to Western nations: Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective (Ashgate/Routledge, 2015). My second book, Female Mutilation: The truth behind the horrifying global practice of female genital mutilation (New Holland Publishers, 2016), contains narrative ‘stories’ (case studies) from about seventy people across five continents who have experienced FGM, either as survivors and/or as campaigners and activists against this harmful traditional practice.
[NB The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, which has a primary focus on FGM, is clear that in formal discourse any term other than ‘mutilation’ concedes damagingly to the cultural relativists – though the terms employed may of necessity vary in informal discussion with those who by tradition use alternative vocabulary. See the Feminist Statement on the Naming and Abolition of Female Genital Mutilation, The Bamako Declaration: Female Genital Mutilation Terminology and the debate about Anthr/Apologists on this website.]
This article concerns approaches to the eradication specifically of FGM. I am also categorically opposed to MGM, but that is not the focus of this particular piece.
Anyone wishing to offer additional comment on more general considerations around infant and juvenile genital mutilation is asked please to do so on the relevant dedicated thread, originally developed in June 2012:
Pending further notice, discussion of the general issues re M/FGM will not be published unless they are posted on this dedicated page. Thanks.