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 about my research on 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, publications in newspapers and magazines.

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 local newspaper

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...

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...

My blog 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.