Materials

You will find further material on the topic of female genital cutting in the database. New materials are continually being added to the collection; your suggestions would be welcome: info@female-genital-cutting.ch.

Specialist literature
Article
Health
Equality
English

Picturing female circumcision and female genital cosmetic surgery: a visual framing analysis of Swiss newspapers, 1983–2015

Dina Bader,2019

This article investigates how both the similarities and differences between female circumcision and female genital cosmetic surgery are suggested through images. A visual framing analysis of 278 photographs, published in Swiss newspapers between 1983 and 2015, reveals that three major visual themes—procedure, instrument and people—can be found in both female circumcision and female genital cosmetic surgery, whereas a fourth one—protest—recurs only in depictions of female circumcision. (Published in: Feminist Media Studies).

Videos
Health
English

Countering myths about FGM/C (TEDx talk by Jasmine Abdulcadir)

TEDx/Youtube,2018

Dr. Jasmine Abdulcadir opened the first outpatient clinic for women and girls who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Geneva. Reconstruction is not always the solution to this traumatic experience. Dr. Jasmine Abdulcadir’s first objective is to debunk myths, taboos and misconceptions around female sexuality, which can empower women in making informed decisions. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Specialist literature
General
Authorities
English

Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union: Step-by-step guide

EIGE European Institute for Gender Equality,2019

The guide aims to be a practical support for those appointed to the task of estimating the risk of FGM in a region or a country within the EU.

Specialist literature
Law
Authorities
Migration
English

Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union - Report

The European Institut for Gender Equality (EIGE),2018

Our research captures the impact of migration on FGM in the European Union and gives essential insights into the factors motivating or discouraging the practice. While we might observe changes in attitudes and differences in the types of FGM performed, the underlying cause, rooted in gender inequality, too often remains deeply embedded in societies.

Specialist literature
Law
English

FGM in Europe : An analysis of Court Cases

European Commission,2015

This study develops a comparative overview of recent FGM(Female Genital Mutilation) court cases within the EU, as well as an exploratory survey of transnational movements in relation to FGM.

Flyers and brochures
General
English

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Global Concern

UNICEF,2016

Brochure with important facts and figures. UNICEF data work on FGM/C.

Specialist literature
Links
General
Français

Le conseil en santé sexuelle et reproductive pour les migrantes et les migrants

SANTE SEXUELLE Suisse,2013

Guide à l’usage des professionnel-le-s. Ce manuel contient des informations et des conseils pratiques pour le conseil aux migrantEs. Il donne des indications comment l’accès aux prestations des centres de santé sexuelle peut être facilité pour cette population et où trouver de la documentation multilingue. Pour les membres de SANTE SEXUELLE Suisse. Gratuit.

Flyers and brochures
General
Deutsch

Promokarte zur Webplattform «maedchenbeschneidung.ch»

Netzwerk gegen Mädchenbeschneidung Schweiz,2017

Karte zur Promotion der Webplattform des Netzwerks gegen Mädchenbeschneidung Schweiz

Specialist literature
General
English

Training Manual on Gender and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

UN Women,2017

The Training Manual on Gender and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a comprehensive tool that field facilitators can use to approach Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) from a gender perspective in order to increase participants’ understanding of FGM/C as a harmful practice and a form of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Flyers and brochures
General
Deutsch
Français
Somali
Tigrinya
Amharisch
Arabisch

Weibliche Genitalbeschneidung - Wir schützen unsere Töchter. Informationen für Eltern und betroffene Frauen

TERRE DES FEMMES Schweiz, Bundesamt für Gesundheit,2012 (2. Auflage)

Für betroffene Gemeinschaften.

Videos
General
English

#MyClitoris

Integrate UK,2016

Videos
General
Deutsch
Français

Les candidates du Miss Afrique Suisse soutient le lutte contre l'excision!

African Mirror TV,2016

Videos
Community Based Prevention
Deutsch
English

These Are Our Friends - FORWARD Young People Speak Out!

FORWARD's Youth Programme, Young People Speak Out,2014

Videos
Community Based Prevention
English

Sexual Practices and Taboo in our community

African Mirror TV,2016

Videos
General
Deutsch
Français
English
Somali
Tigrinya

Information on FGM - why it has no place in the 21th century

African Mirror Foundation, TERRE DES FEMMES Schweiz,2012

Specialist literature
Health
Français
English

WHO Guidelines on the Management of Health complications from Female Genital Mutilation

World Health Organization,2016

This guideline provides key recommendations for health professionals. It is grouped into four main areas: deinfibulation; mental health; female sexual health; and information and education. It also warns against the “medicalization” of FGM, that is, when health providers themselves perform female genital mutilation.

Specialist literature
Community Based Prevention
English

Implementing CHANGE - Training influential community members across the European Union to Advocate for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation. A training manual for Facilitators.

TERRE DES FEMMES Germany, Plan International Germany, FORWARD UK, FSAN Netherlands, RISK Sweden,2014

Developed within the CHANGE project and co-funded by the European Union under the Daphne Programme.

Specialist literature
Links
Community Based Prevention
Deutsch

Training kit und Information: Vorbeugung und Beseitigung der weiblichen Genitalverstümmelung bei Migrantinnen in Europa

Afrikanische Frauen-Organisation,2005

Flyers and brochures
General
Français

OSONS PARLER D'EXCISION

Canton de Vaud; Caritas Schweiz,2013

MGF - Quelles prises en charge dans le canton de Vaud? Manuel à l'attention des professioinnel.le.s.