Article in The Observant

September 21, 2019

The 19th of September 2019, an article about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) was published in ‘The Observant‘, the independent newspaper of Maastricht University. It is published every Thursday and offers news, background stories, columns and ads, targeted at students and employees of Maastricht University.

A few days before the article was published, I was interviewed by Wendy Degers, a journalist working for the university newspaper. The article is in Dutch, and describes my experiences in relation to the similarities and differences between FGM/C and FGCS. I was invited by the Law Faculty of Maastricht University to be a panellist during the conference taking place on the 20th of September entitled ‘Female Genital Mutilation vs Labia Correction Surgery: Where are the Boundaries?’

The article can be downloaded here.