On the 15th October at 5pm at Palácio Anjos we have a conversation about genital mutilation and the forbidden access to female sexual pleasure with Sónia Duarte Lopes, Catarina Alfaro, Janica Ndela and moderated by Marta Crawford, founder of Musex and co-curator of the exhibition.
Sónia Duarte Lopes is a psychologist and coordinator of the Lisbon delegation of the Association for Family Planning in Portugal – APF, since 2004, where she is a representative in several working groups such as the Thematic Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other Harmful Practices, the organizing committee of the Regional Meetings for Integrated Intervention to End FGM, the Lisbon Council for Equality and activist groups working with communities affected by FGM.
Catarina Alfaro is the Programming and Conservation Coordinator of the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, where she is curator, researcher, author and editor. Master in Museology and Heritage, she has developed a research work on themes of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Janica Ndela, born in Bissau (Guinea-Bissau), is a board member of UMAR – União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta and of the group Immigrant Women in Portugal – PALOP. Feminist, anti-racist and anti-homophobic activist, she is a researcher on Gender at the Centre for Gender Studies in Guinea Bissau and a specialist in the field of Prevention, Awareness and Combating of Harmful Traditional Practices.
Entrance to this talk is free, subject to room capacity.