In the midst of population aging and population shrinking, Japan experiences a hitherto unknown degree of de-familiarization of eldercare. The already shortage prone health-care labor market subsequently has been opened up to international health-caregivers, even if only half-heartedly
Female genital mutilation is still perceived in many countries as a symbolic step in the construction of gender identity. The practice exists also in immigration countries. But alternative rites are being fostered. Interview with Nafissatou Diop, coordinator of the Unicef and Unfpa programme "accelerating change"