This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (grant number 0313503) and by the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme on Research, Development, and Research Training in Human Reproduction. Research affiliation was provided by Dr. C. Niang through Université Cheikh Anta Diop, and by Dr. A. B. Senghore through Gambia College, Brikama Campus. Ethics approval for this study was obtained from The Gambia College in Brikama, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Washington, and the World Health Organization in Geneva. Membership of our advisory committee included representatives from The Women's Bureau, The Gambian Bureau of Statistics, Worldview The Gambia, Gambia College-Brikama Campus, TANGO (an association of nongovernmental organizations), UNDP, UNICEF, and The Gambia WHO. In Senegal, we received advice and input from numerous representatives from The Population Council, Tostan, and the Senegal WHO office. Cori Mar, from the University of Washington Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology, provided valuable statistical advice. Statistical support and grant administration through the Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Human Development award number 5R24HD042828. We thank Molly Melching and staff at Tostan for providing us with helpful information about Tostan activity sites. We would like to acknowledge the important contributions of our hardworking and dedicated field team in Senegal and The Gambia: Alhagy Bah, Sally Bojang, Modou Dem, Ebrima Jallow, Serreh Jebang, and Naisatou Konteh. Furthermore, we wish to thank our research assistants from the University of Washington, Ratna Maya Magarati and Anthony Tessandori, for their tremendous help in data management and preliminary data analysis. We are indebted to Dr. Fuambai Ahmadu for her advice and logistical support in initiating data collection. And finally, we extend thanks to Dr. Saida Hodžić, Dr. Gerry Mackie, and Hon. Joel Ngugi for valuable comments on early drafts of this article.
Legislating Change? Responses to Criminalizing Female Genital Cutting in Senegal
Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2013
© 2013 Law and Society Association
Law & Society Review
Volume 47, Issue 4, pages 803–835, December 2013
How to Cite
Shell-Duncan, B., Wander, K., Hernlund, Y. and Moreau, A. (2013), Legislating Change? Responses to Criminalizing Female Genital Cutting in Senegal. Law & Society Review, 47: 803–835. doi: 10.1111/lasr.12044
- Issue online: 21 OCT 2013
- Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2013
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: 0313503
- UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme on Research, Development, and Research Training in Human Reproduction
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