Grandmas, Pensions and FGM/C: Pathways’ Perspective #7

Rebecca Calder reports on the surprising finding that pensions may be contributing to a reduction in female genital cutting in Karamoja, Uganda.

Perspective #7 suggests that we need to understand much more about how social and economic interventions can work together to tackle harmful traditional practices.


While Development Pathways may not necessarily agree with the views of the authors, we believe it is important to give people space to express their opinions.

About the Author

Rebecca Calder is a Senior Social Development Specialist at Development Pathways. She is somewhat daunted by the challenge of coming up with a witty introduction to a paper about clitorises. So she will, both prudently and somewhat unusually, remain silent.

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