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The Resource Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Hilary Burrage

Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Hilary Burrage

Label
Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation
Title
Female mutilation
Title remainder
a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Burrage
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The number of girls and women affected around the world are staggering. Death is not an uncommon outcome. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitals for cultural rather than medical or religious reasons -- its origin is unknown. Practitioners believe the procedure enhances the girl's health, hygiene, chastity, fertility and marriage prospects -- the truth is it obliterates sexual pleasure, causes severe health problems and is sometimes fatal. This book covers this controversial cultural practice that is taking place around the world including Western countries where it is illegal. Read the harrowing stories of women who have been genitally mutilated, their accounts of survival and their determination to end this injustice." -- Back cover
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burrage, Hilary
Dewey number
392.1
Index
index present
LC call number
GN484
LC item number
.B88 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female circumcision
  • Female circumcision
  • Female circumcision
Label
Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Hilary Burrage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Dr. Morissanda Koutaté -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction - FGM is everyone's business -- What is female genital mutilation? -- Kenya -- Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa (Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, Malawi) -- Egypt, the Middle-East and Southeast Asia (Egypt, yemen, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia) -- Australia -- North America (Canada and the United States) -- Continental Europe (Norway, France, Germany, Italy) -- United Kingdom -- What next? -- Index of contributors
Control code
1720698
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781742576077
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1720698
  • (OCoLC)945032532
Label
Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Hilary Burrage
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Dr. Morissanda Koutaté -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction - FGM is everyone's business -- What is female genital mutilation? -- Kenya -- Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa (Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, Malawi) -- Egypt, the Middle-East and Southeast Asia (Egypt, yemen, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia) -- Australia -- North America (Canada and the United States) -- Continental Europe (Norway, France, Germany, Italy) -- United Kingdom -- What next? -- Index of contributors
Control code
1720698
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781742576077
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1720698
  • (OCoLC)945032532

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