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WOMEN'S RITES AND (W)HUMAN RIGHTS!: FEMALE GENITAL EXCISION IN AFRICAN WOMEN'S WRITING

Elisabeth Bekers

CHANGEMENTS AU FEMININ EN AFRIQUE NOIRE
Date de publication : janvier 2000
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During a press conference in New York City on
18 September 1997 the United Nations Population Fund
(UNFP A) announced the appointment of supermodel
Waris Dirie as "Special Ambassador for the Elimination
of Female Genital Mutilation".2 Should this be seen as
yet another case of a famous fashion queen devoting
herself to some randomly chosen'good cause' in order
to gain extra publicity? In an interview shortly after her
nomination the Somali-born Dirie reveals the much
more poignant motivation behind her decision to
publicly denounce female genital excision as "cruel" and
"unacceptable." She explains how, at the age of five, she
was taken into the Somali desert and "circumcised,"
while her mother comforted her pain

     
  • ISBN : 2-7384-8361-5 • janvier 2000 • 20 pages
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