Vol. 4, Issue 12 (2017)
Les fondements socioculturels de la pratique de l’excision chez les Mangôrô de Katiola (Côte d'Ivoire)
Author(s): Mazou Gnazegbo Hilaire
Abstract: The practice of female excision in Côte d'Ivoire, particularly in Mangôrôsso, is more and more seen despite the mobilization of Western human rights organizations and media through various forms of awareness-raising campaigns and especially arrests and Resulting convictions. Our aim is to make clear that criminalization, by itself, can not lead to the abandonment of the practice of excision which serves as a rite of passage and recognition of the young girl in her Mangôrô society. But it is necessary to begin by enlightening the mentalities using more participative means, especially as the practice of excision, is significant for the Mangôrô people in Katiola. In fact, the latter, allows to highlight, the hidden powers of the Mangôrô woman, especially the specialist of excision.