Thursday, November 26, 2009

Reverse Development Cooperation

Unfortunately, when people move from country to another, they do not leave certain practices at the border. And just because they are in another country, they want to prove that they are a real citizen from their homeland by being more conservative.

"She said the government plans to call in help from African countries such as Senegal to help eradicate female genital mutilation in the Netherlands, in what she describes as “reverse development cooperation”. According to the deputy minister, while some African countries had taken great strides in stamping out the practice, immigrants in the Netherlands sometimes remained more conservative in retaining the custom than people in their homeland."

http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/%E2%80%98ambassadors%E2%80%99-will-fight-female-genital-mutilation

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