Exploring the Social and Religious Determinants of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt and North-Central Africa



Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
Sepideh Modrek, Stanford University

Date and Time

June 6, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM



Open to the public.

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Female genital cutting (FGC) remains a nearly ubiquitous cultural practice among ever-married women in Egypt, Eritrea, Mali and Sudan, and is practiced elsewhere in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The goal of this project is to describe the social and religious determinants of FGC in these societies and to explore the factors underlying declines in FGC in countries like Egypt.

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