Confronting Female Genital Mutilation

Confronting Female Genital Mutilation

The Role of Youth and ICTs in Changing Africa



1. FGM: broadening the viewpoints
Protagonists, policies and strategies
What kind of debate, between the unspoken and the unspeakable?
Impacts: mixed results

2. Clarifying the issues
Identifying the biases
Reviewing the concepts
African information society: obstacles, risks and benefits

3. A cross-cutting, participatory and reflexive methodology
The research project
Targets, beneficiaries, partners, actors
From wait-and-see to participation
Gendered methodologies
ICTs: Youths on the frontline

4. The necessary transdisciplinary approach
FGM, a citizenship issue
Eradicating FGM: the gender dialogue
West African citizenship measured with the yardstick of FGM
Youths: growing into actors
ICTs : tomorrow is now
How to change?

5. Innovating: politicising the private and including the masculine
Innovating as a research requirement
A citizenship governance of both public and private
A gendered approach versus blindness to virilism

6. Conclusions and recommendations
Politicising the concept of citizenship in Francophone West Africa
Making the invisible visible in gender, intergenerational and transnational relations
Building capacities in gender and citizenship
Reflexivity and politics: some ideas worth exploring