Confronting Female Genital Mutilation: The Role of Youth and ICTs in Changing Africa by Marie-Hélène Mottin-Sylla & Joëlle Palmieri

In this age of the internet, the task of abolishing FGM in Africa and constructing a tradition worthy of being passed on must include young people – whose way of living in this world is by being connected, by moving to and fro between the local and the global.

This book reports on an innovative research and action project amongst girls and boys in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal to explore whether young people's use of information technology could contribute to the abandonment of FGM. It shows how, in the era of 'globalised citizenship', a cross-sectional vision that puts young people and gender at the centre of development can produce real change.