FGM in Switzerland: between legality and loyalty in the transmission of a traditional practice

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serval:BIB_357BDD85C145
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
FGM in Switzerland: between legality and loyalty in the transmission of a traditional practice
Périodique
Health Sociology Review
Auteur(s)
Villani Michela, Bodenmann Patrick
ISSN
1446-1242
1839-3551
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/05/2017
Volume
26
Numéro
2
Pages
160-174
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Excision and infibulations, otherwise known as ‘female genital mutilation (FGM)’, is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. The population affected by FGM in Switzerland is young and characterised by a first-generation migratory background. It is estimated around 14,700 women affected by excision or infibulation live in Switzerland. In 2012, a specific law against FGM was approved and the Criminal Code amended to include excision or infibulation as a crime (article 124), testifying to the Swiss government’s strong political commitment to eliminating FGM. Our study looked into this political context and the current public policy agenda with the aim to better understand the specific logic of the intergenerational transmission of FGM. In particular, this article discusses the reasons invoked by women concerning such a transmission, their attitudes about the new generation of daughters and their demands on what it is possible to do, in the present, to recover and to go forward after FGM.
Mots-clé
Health(social science) Female genital mutilation, migration, intergenerational transmission, tradition, norms
Web of science
Création de la notice
12/02/2018 15:01
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 14:22
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