Wassu-UAB Foundation is a scientific organization of international scope, initiated in 1987, working for the management and prevention of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) through anthropological and medical research, applied to knowledge transfer. It hosts the Transnational Observatory of Applied Research to New Strategies for the Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, under the Chair of Knowledge Transfer, at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The Transnational Observatory is integrated by two research and training centres: in Spain, the Interdisciplinary Research Group for the Prevention and Study of Harmful Traditional Practices (IRGPS/HTP) of the Dpt. of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and in The Gambia, the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Wassu Gambia Kafo. Born from the will to contribute to build up a world more equal of rights, the Wassu-UAB Foundation proposes a pioneer, innovative and sustainable methodology.
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