Entering Femininity: Reporting Rituals & Violations

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Ended 30 April 2016
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In late 2015, Alexandra Demetrianova, a journalist, traveled to Africa to report on the ritual of 'entering femininity' and gaining social status within the Masai community. The practice involves female gentile mutation (FGM) of infants and young girls. FGM occurs by virtue of tradition and for religious reasons and takes place in different regions. The latest UN estimations show that approximately 8,500 women and girls are harmed by FGM daily and around 140 million women and girls worldwide are victims of FGM. Alexandra Demetrianova, will share her impressions of the issue and reflects on how it is reported and documented in different regions. She will be joined by a panel of speakers who have been active indocumenting and reporting on the practice.

The event will feature a film-screening of the world famous documentary, that has brought a legislative end to FGM practice in Iraqi Kurdistan:

---------------- "KHATANA: THE FIGHT TO END FGM" ----------------

Released by The Guardian, produced and co-written by John Chua, filmed and co-written by Nabaz Ahmed and Shara Amin - Kurdish film makers exposing the practice of FGM in their own culture and nation. 

Producer of the film John Chua will be with us at the event via live Skype call from London to talk about this game-changing film and also present his new upcoming documentary, which will expose FGM as a worldwide practice! 
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About the SPEAKERS: 

Alexandra Demetrianova is a freelance journalist and former Southeast Asia/Asia correspondent for Slovak Radio – the public broadcaster in Slovakia. For four years she has been covering Thailand and the wider region for radio and major Slovak press titles. As a sole Slovak correspondent in Asia, she has also focused on commentary and analysis of China, Japan, Korea, and India. Alexandra studied journalism and mass media at Comenius University and later Pan-European University in Bratislava, Slovakia, where she achieved Bachelor of Arts in 2010. She went on to do a Master's degree at Thammasat University in Bangkok, where she extended her work to academic research and event projects

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