The project will explore the ways and extent to which transnational relations affects changes in attitude and practice regarding female genital mutilation/cutting. The questions we aim at illuminating includes: a) Woo makes decisions concerning FGM/C of girls living in Norway, and were do these people live? b) Is there a risk of FGM/C for girls staying for longer periods of time in their (parents) country of origin or a neighbouring country or with relatives and family elsewhere? c) Are parents who refrain from performing FGM/C on their daughters exposed to pressure from family or relatives in other countries? d) Does FGM/C status affect marriage patterns? e) Is there any linkages between FGM/C and forced marriage?
This is a qualitative study including in-depth interviews and focus group as well as some statistical material about migration and marital patterns.