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Experiences of African Migrant Women Living with Female Genital Mutilation in Sweden. A narrative Analysis

Imonitie, Mary Yetunde LU (2016) UTVK03 20161
Sociology
Abstract
The term Female Genital Mutilation is often used to describe a process whereby a part or all of the external female genitalia is been cut as a result of factors generally embedded around culture and tradition. This study takes a panoramic view at FGM beginning from a historical perspective when the practice was generally regarded as a cure to the sexual “excesses” of the female to the present day in which feminists, NGOs and various governments are championing attempts to put a stop to the practice of FGM which is often viewed as an abuse of the fundamental human rights of the girl child. This study which was carried out in southern Sweden addresses the issue by giving narratives of experiences of African migrant women living with FGM in... (More)
The term Female Genital Mutilation is often used to describe a process whereby a part or all of the external female genitalia is been cut as a result of factors generally embedded around culture and tradition. This study takes a panoramic view at FGM beginning from a historical perspective when the practice was generally regarded as a cure to the sexual “excesses” of the female to the present day in which feminists, NGOs and various governments are championing attempts to put a stop to the practice of FGM which is often viewed as an abuse of the fundamental human rights of the girl child. This study which was carried out in southern Sweden addresses the issue by giving narratives of experiences of African migrant women living with FGM in Sweden. The qualitative method using an interview guide were administered and in-depth interviews conducted. Findings were made such that the respondents reported generally not suffering from any serious negative effects as a result of FGM but instead reported a high self-esteem in which no negative psychological effects was reported. (Less)
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author
Imonitie, Mary Yetunde LU
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organization
course
UTVK03 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
female genital mutilation, infibulation, African migrant women, feminist perspective
language
English
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8884788
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2016-10-27 16:25:16
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  abstract     = {The term Female Genital Mutilation is often used to describe a process whereby a part or all of the external female genitalia is been cut as a result of factors generally embedded around culture and tradition. This study takes a panoramic view at FGM beginning from a historical perspective when the practice was generally regarded as a cure to the sexual “excesses” of the female to the present day in which feminists, NGOs and various governments are championing attempts to put a stop to the practice of FGM which is often viewed as an abuse of the fundamental human rights of the girl child. This study which was carried out in southern Sweden addresses the issue by giving narratives of experiences of African migrant women living with FGM in Sweden. The qualitative method using an interview guide were administered and in-depth interviews conducted. Findings were made such that the respondents reported generally not suffering from any serious negative effects as a result of FGM but instead reported a high self-esteem in which no negative psychological effects was reported.},
  author       = {Imonitie, Mary Yetunde},
  keyword      = {female genital mutilation,infibulation,African migrant women,feminist perspective},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Experiences of African Migrant Women Living with Female Genital Mutilation in Sweden. A narrative Analysis},
  year         = {2016},
}