Programs To Eradicate FGM Might Need To Focus On Private Beliefs, Not Societal Traditions, Study Says

SciDev.Net: Fight against genital cutting on wrong track
“Families decide to cut their young daughters’ genitals because of private values rather than social norms, a study says, suggesting that programs to eradicate the practice may be misguided. The study, published in Science on 25 September, was carried out in 45 schools in the state of Al Jazirah (Gezira) in southeast Sudan by economists at the University of Zurich in Switzerland with Sudanese colleagues…” (Dewedar, 10/9).