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A qualitative study examining UK female genital mutilation health campaigns from the perspective of affected communities (2020)
Journal Article
Salmon, D., Olander, E. K., & Abzhaparova, A. (2020). A qualitative study examining UK female genital mutilation health campaigns from the perspective of affected communities. Public Health, 187, 84-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.07.038

Objectives: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a worldwide problem associated with severe health risks. In the UK, preventative public health campaigns have been developed to eradicate FGM. The aim of the present study was to elicit the views about F... Read More about A qualitative study examining UK female genital mutilation health campaigns from the perspective of affected communities.

Exploring young people's interpretations of female genital mutilation in the UK using a community-based participatory research approach (2020)
Journal Article
Ali, S., de Viggiani, N., Abzhaparova, A., Salmon, D., & Gray, S. (2020). Exploring young people's interpretations of female genital mutilation in the UK using a community-based participatory research approach. BMC Public Health, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09183-6

BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a deeply-rooted cultural practice mainly undertaken in Africa, the Middle East and Asian countries. Evidence to date suggests that although first-generation migrants to the West are abandoning FGM, the c... Read More about Exploring young people's interpretations of female genital mutilation in the UK using a community-based participatory research approach.

Denuclearisation practices of Kazakhstan: Performing sovereign identity, preserving national security (2011)
Journal Article
Abzhaparova, A. (2011). Denuclearisation practices of Kazakhstan: Performing sovereign identity, preserving national security. Review of International Studies, 37(04), 1537-1553. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210510001270

In this article, I investigate the processes of the discursive construction of the identity of Kazakhstan as a sovereign and non-nuclear state, and show how the construction and performance of these identities are both productive and the product of N... Read More about Denuclearisation practices of Kazakhstan: Performing sovereign identity, preserving national security.