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Author: UNICEF.
Publisher: UNICEF
Keywords: statistical, exploration, cutting, mutilation, genital, female
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9280639412
ISBN-13: 9789280639414

This publication analyses available statistics on female genital mutilation/cutting, with the aim of improving understanding of related issues in the wider context of gender equality and social change. The study centres on women aged 15-49 and their daughters, presenting estimates and examining differentials in prevalence, and highlighting patterns within the data that can strategically inform programmatic efforts. It will serve as a companion piece to the November 2005 UNICEF Innocenti Digest on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.

Author: Marie-Helene Mottin-Sylla
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: icts, changing, africa, youth, role, female, genital, mutilation, confronting
Number of Pages: 138
Published: 2011-07-01
ISBN-10: 0857490311
ISBN-13: 9780857490315

Excision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), in Africa is no longer the private concern only of women; it is a social and political issue that concerns both men and women and this book reports on an innovative research and action project amongst girls and boys in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal. The project explores whether young people's use of information technology could contribute to the abandonment of FGM. In the age of the internet, beliefs and practices of FGM are shifting, particularly among young people. The results of this project show how, in the era of globalized citizenship, a cr

Author: Vincent Crapanzano
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: ethnopsychiatry, moroccan, study, Ḥamadsha
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 1973
ISBN-10: 0520022416
ISBN-13: 9780520022416

The Hamadsha are members of a loosely and diversely organized religious brotherhood, or confraternity, which traces its spiritual heritage back to two Moroccan saints of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, Sidi 'Ali ben Hamdush and Sidi Ahmed Dghughi. Despite a certain notoriety due to their head-slashing and other practices of self-mutilation, the Hamadsha have received comparatively little attention in the literature, ethnographic or other, on Morocco and North Africa.

Author: Sasha Abramsky
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Keywords: illness, mental, offenders, prisons, equipped
Number of Pages: 223
Published: 2003-01
ISBN-10: 1564322904
ISBN-13: 9781564322906

Mentally ill offenders face mistreatment and neglect in many U.S. prisons. One in six U.S. prisoners is mentally ill. Many of them suffer from serious illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. There are three times as many men and women with mental illness in U.S. prisons as in mental health hospitals. The rate of mental illness in the prison population is three times higher than in the general population. This 215-page report examines how prisons are dangerous and damaging places for mentally ill people. Other prisoners victimize and exploit them. Prison staff o

Authors: Knut-Inge Klepp, Alan J. Flisher, Sylvia F. Kaaya
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: east, southern, africa, health, reproductive, adolescent, sexual, promoting
Number of Pages: 344
Published: 2008-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796922101
ISBN-13: 9780796922106

In Africa, as in many parts of the world, adolescent reproductive health is a controversial issue for policy makers and programme planners. Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to HIV and AIDS and to a host of other problems such as sexually transmitted infection, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortions, sexual abuse, female genital mutilation and unsafe circumcision. Yet many countries don’t have adolescent health policies and much remains to be done to ensure that adolescents can access appropriate sexual and reproductive health services.Articulating new perspectives and strategies to
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