Skip to main content

LUP Student Papers

LUND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Baksidan av en god idé : en idéanalys av kriminaliserande lagstiftning mot FGM/C och dess påverkan för afrikanska kvinnor och flickor

Petersson, Frida LU (2013) MRSG20 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In Africa there are approximately 91,5 million women and girls who have been subject to the traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Mothers subject their daughters to FGM/C as an act of love as society regards this to be the process a girl becomes a woman; furthermore a non-circumcised woman is deemed as unfit for marriage. This perception stems from deeply rooted social structures and creates a strong peer pressure where people consider the practice of FGM/C as a highly contributive part of the future premises for the girl. The international community's view of FGM/C is that it is a violation to women and girls’ fundamental freedom and rights, and demands that the practice is abolished. Organizations such as... (More)
In Africa there are approximately 91,5 million women and girls who have been subject to the traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Mothers subject their daughters to FGM/C as an act of love as society regards this to be the process a girl becomes a woman; furthermore a non-circumcised woman is deemed as unfit for marriage. This perception stems from deeply rooted social structures and creates a strong peer pressure where people consider the practice of FGM/C as a highly contributive part of the future premises for the girl. The international community's view of FGM/C is that it is a violation to women and girls’ fundamental freedom and rights, and demands that the practice is abolished. Organizations such as WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA propose that creation of laws against FGM/C as an effective means to end the practice. This paper will investigate the different consequences a law against FGM/C could have for African women and girls. Subsequently this paper will put forth, with the help of effect oriented idea analyzes, that a law prohibiting FGM/C could have an elongated negative consequences on African women and girls. In spite of this, a law prohibiting the practice of FGM/C must be considered a necessary response so that future generations will be free from FGM/C. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Petersson, Frida LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20122
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
criminalization, culture relativism, women's rights, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), social structures, best interest of the child, Africa, universalism, Human rights, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
3358957
date added to LUP
2013-02-26 11:42:22
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:36
@misc{3358957,
  abstract     = {In Africa there are approximately 91,5 million women and girls who have been subject to the traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Mothers subject their daughters to FGM/C as an act of love as society regards this to be the process a girl becomes a woman; furthermore a non-circumcised woman is deemed as unfit for marriage. This perception stems from deeply rooted social structures and creates a strong peer pressure where people consider the practice of FGM/C as a highly contributive part of the future premises for the girl. The international community's view of FGM/C is that it is a violation to women and girls’ fundamental freedom and rights, and demands that the practice is abolished. Organizations such as WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA propose that creation of laws against FGM/C as an effective means to end the practice. This paper will investigate the different consequences a law against FGM/C could have for African women and girls. Subsequently this paper will put forth, with the help of effect oriented idea analyzes, that a law prohibiting FGM/C could have an elongated negative consequences on African women and girls. In spite of this, a law prohibiting the practice of FGM/C must be considered a necessary response so that future generations will be free from FGM/C.},
  author       = {Petersson, Frida},
  keyword      = {criminalization,culture relativism,women's rights,Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C),social structures,best interest of the child,Africa,universalism,Human rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Baksidan av en god idé : en idéanalys av kriminaliserande lagstiftning mot FGM/C och dess påverkan för afrikanska kvinnor och flickor},
  year         = {2013},
}