International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Available online 2 May 2017.
‘Female genital mutilation’ in Europe: Public discourse versus empirical evidence
Johnsdotter S, Mestre i Mestre RM
• There is a discrepancy between public discourse and empirical evidence regarding ‘female genital mutilation’ in Europe.
• Framing FGM as a widespread social problem in Europe creates myths about activities among immigrant communities.
• An analysis of court cases in Europe shows that the typical European case is FGM performed in Africa.
• Public discourse regarding FGM needs to be challenged in multicultural democracies under the rule of law.
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