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Can Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Be Stopped?

Can Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Be Stopped?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

By: Molly McCluskey

When she was merely a week old, Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh underwent female genital mutilation in her native Gambia. But the 26-year-old mother of three, now living in the United States, knows the procedure is not something that happens only in some far-off country. She is an outspoken advocate for ending the custom. At a daylong conference at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Dukureh and other experts and government officials detailed the difficulties—and possibilities—of ending a practice that has bee...

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Gender

Elections and Conflict Management in Africa

Elections and Conflict Management in Africa

Saturday, August 1, 1998

By: Timothy D. Sisk;  Andrew Reynolds;  editors

Elections have emerged as one of the most important, and most contentious, features of political life on the African continent. In the first half of this decade, there were more than 20 national elections, serving largely as capstones of peace processes or transitions to democracies.

Type: Book

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