|Vision of the Chair and its direct impact on the field
Almost all organizations working on the eradication of FGM deplore the lack of accurate and scientifically reliable data. There are only minor efforts in the academical spheres to address this situation.
The First University Chair on FGM and other harmful traditions is overdue.
To accelerate the total eradication of FGM, there is a crucial need to create an inter disciplinary approach and integrate various academical specialities such as: Medicine, Psychology, Sexual Therapy, Public and Maternal Health, Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Theology.
The First University Chair on FGM and other harmful traditions should be created in collaboration with African, European, Canadian and American universities, starting with University of Geneva and partners in French- and English speaking African countries. The aim is to develop evaluation tools for the projects in the field, to optimize FGM ending strategies as well as the care for the women and girls having undergone FGM.