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The second webinar on the theme of Mothers & Daughters: Continuity, Love, Fear & Belonging Webinar, part of the Patriarchal Inscriptions: Female bodies contested, invaded defended & owned webinar series.

Feminism has made exploration of relations between mothers and daughters central to its project. How are these considered fraught, damaged, broken, or, in the eyes of FGM-supporters, strengthened by clitoridectomy? (The impairment, understood as universal to womanhood, is implicated no matter whether ‘rites of passage’ are explicitly celebrated). Given most nation’s adherence to global governance, human rights conventions, and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals, how is FGM antithetical to macro-political aims by impeding women’s solidarity and smiting them with a range of debilities (negative health consequences)? How does FGM compare to other abuses women endure that fracture their inclination to identify and support one another, instead becoming invested in, or complicit with, systemic injustice?


FGM/C & the Female Perpetrator: An Exploration of an Undertheorized Figure, Daniela Hrzán, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin/Officer for the Strategic Management of Gender Balance at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences

Voices to End FGM/C: Using Storytelling to Shift Social Norms & Enhance Prevention, Lara Kingstone, Communications Coordinator, Sahiyo

Trends in Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: a Qualitative Study, Oluchukwu Loveth Obiora, RPHN Hillel Friedland Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

L’écriture de la douleur: construction de l’excision. Selected readings on mothers & daughters from her 1982 novel, The Excised (L’excisée), Evelyne Accad

Following the presentations, there will be a moderated Q&A.

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