Media

Over the past years, I have been interviewed several times by journalists working for newspapers and magazines about my work. In addition, I have been invited to speak on the radio and appeared on TV to talk about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). I also have been interviewed by Thomson Reuters for a documentary on women’s rights in Senegal and Burkina Faso. Below, you will find links to all interviews on the radio, TV, as well as publications in newspapers and magazines.

Interview in Law Circuit

The 22nd of March 2021, an interview was published on Law Circuit (in Dutch: ‘Rechtencircuit’), an online platform run by law students and aims to provide information and inspiration for future career steps and opportunities, with the support of Wolters Kluwer (an information services company). I was truly honored when one...

Article in Het Nederlands Dagblad

The 17th of December 2020, an article was published in ‘Het Nederlands Dagblad’ (the Dutch Daily News) on the expected increase of girls being cut in Tanzania and Kenya during the Christmas holidays. The day before the article was published, I was interviewed by Annegina Randewijk, a journalist who was...

TV Show in India on FGM/C: Democracy News Live

The 23rd of November 2020, I was on Indian television! Rohit Gandhi, editor-in-chief of Democracy News Live, interviewed me on the importance of (criminal) laws and policies in combatting FGM/C. You can find more information about the show here. Democracy News Live is a multimedia platform that stand to...

Article in News Decoder

The 3rd of June 2020, an article was published on ‘News Decoder’, a global educational news service for young people, for which I was interviewed by journalist Lizan Nijkrake. The article was one of their so-called ‘decoders’, which they publish to explain complex global issues together with asking questions to stimulate...

Featured in a book with 35 entrepreneurial women!

In October 2019, a book was published by Uitgeverij Grenzenloos entitled ‘Bedrijf van een Wereldwijf‘ (which means literally translated Company of a Female of the World). I am very honored to be one of the 35 Dutch female entrepreneurs featured in the book. De Wereldwijven ‘De Wereldwijven’ is a network...

Article in Medisch Contact

The 10th of October 2019, an article that I wrote together with Dr. Refaat Karim (plastic surgeon) and Judith Dekker (gynecologist) was published in Medisch Contact (in Dutch). Medisch Contact is a weekly publication/magazine of the Royal Dutch Society for the Promotion of Medicine (KNMG). It offers a platform on...

Article in The Observant

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...

Article in Algemeen Dagblad

The 8th of March 2019, an article was published in a Dutch Newspaper, Algemeen Dagblad. A few days before the publication, I was interviewed by journalist Sharon Branse, about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and the role of men in relation to the elimination of the practice in the Netherlands. You...

Interview for documentary about FGM/C

The 7th of March 2019, I was interviewed by two journalists (Mado Baboula and Mohamed Ben Ghuzzi) from Greece, who are making a documentary about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Europe. We met in a nice cafe/restaurant in Amsterdam, where they interviewed me. They asked questions about laws and...

Short clip on social media about FGM/C

The 6th of February 2019, I was on Dutch TV in the television program ‘Koffietijd!’. After the live broadcast on TV, the program made a short clip which they shared via social media. In this clip, I provide an answer to the question “What is Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting?” In my...

Live on Dutch TV – Interview RTL 4

The 6th of February 2019, at the Zero Tolerance Day against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), I was live on TV at RTL 4 in the morning program ‘Koffietijd!’. This was part of the #DeWereldwijvenUnCut campaign against FGM/C in the Netherlands that we launched the end of January. I really enjoyed...

Article in De Volkskrant

The 10th of April 2018, an article was published in a well-known Dutch daily morning newspaper (De Volkskrant). A couple of weeks before, I was interviewed by Rob Vreeken, a journalist with vivid knowledge of harmful practices and with a clear understanding of the African context in which those...

Interview NPO Radio 1

The 6th of February 2018, I was interviewed by NPO Radio 1 during the morning programme ‘this is the night’ (dit is de nacht) about my work. The interviewer (Willem de Gelder) was well prepared and informed, resulting in a really nice interview. The interview (about 10 minutes) focused on the legal aspects...

Short article in Brabants Dagblad

The 6th of February 2017, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a short article was published in a local newspaper (Brabants Dagblad). The article is published in Dutch, but here is the translation in English: This is the week of: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Every Monday...

Interview by Thomson Reuters

In February 2017, I was interviewed on camera by Hugo Boogaerdt for Reuters Africa Daily. He is currently working on a documentary on women’s rights in Senegal. He focuses on harmful practices, including Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). During his research, he came across my PhD research and he wrote me an e-mail with...

INTERVIEW NPO RADIO 1

In February 2017, I was interviewed by Naeeda Aurangzeb for the VPRO program ‘Bureau Buitenland‘ of NPO Radio 1. I was truly honored to receive an invitation to come to the Mediapark in Hilversum. It was great to have the opportunity to be interviewed for more than 10 minutes about the research I...

Mr. of the week in Mr. Magazine!

In March 2016, an interview was published in the Mr. Magazine (in Dutch). I feel very honored that they nominated me Mr. of the Week because of my research on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)! You can read the full interview (in Dutch) by clicking on the web page below.

Interview NPO Radio 1

In March 2016, I was interviewed (in Dutch) by Bert Kranenbarg at NPO Radio 1. I was very excited! It was not necessary to travel to Hilversum, but a technician came to Tilburg for the interview. During this interview, that took place the day before my PhD defense, I explained why...

Article in Nederlands Dagblad

The 16th of March 2016, an article was published in the Dutch daily morning newspaper ‘Nederlands Dagblad‘ (ND). The title of the article (in Dutch) is “Female Genital Mutilation will stop, but not in 2030.” I was interviewed by journalist Rien van den Berg about the main results of my...

Interview in OneWorld

In March 2016, I received an e-mail from Edith van Ewijk of Kaleidos Research that made me very happy: she invited me for an interview for OneWorld – and I am a big fan of the One World Magazine! So of course I said “Yes!” The interview focused on the role of religious...

Interview in Univers Online

In March 2016, I was interviewed by Ron Vaessen of Univers. Univers is an independent, cross-media platform of Tilburg University. The 16th of March, two days before my PhD defense, they published the article below. You can read the full interview (in Dutch) by clicking on the web page below.

Interview NOS Radio 1

In October 2014, I was interviewed by the Dutch Radio about my PhD Research. A link to the interview can be found here (in Dutch).

Interview in Univers

In June 2014, I was interviewed by the student magazine Univers about my field study in Senegal. Univers is an independent, cross-media platform of Tilburg University. They even sent a professional photographer to take nice pictures! The interview was published in the hardcopy version of the magazine, which can be...

Online blog about my PhD research in Senegal

From September 2013 until February 2014, I was in Senegal to conduct field research for my PhD. During my field study in Senegal, I wrote weekly about my experiences on my blog. You can find the blog by clicking on the web page below.

I am a passionate human rights scholar with unique expertise on the practice Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.