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An introduction to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Level 1

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This 2.5-hour course designed by HERSANA, will equip you with knowledge on the definition of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and its impact on survivors and femmes at risk of experiencing FGM/C. You will have a better understanding on how to act appropriately and confidently to protect and support girls who are at risk or have been subjected to FGM/C.

Key Information

Capacity: 25

Cost: £390

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  • What FGM/C is, reasons for the practice, prevalence and the implications on girls’ and women’s lives.
  • Recognising the indicators and signs that a femme might be subject to FGM/C and the subsequent health consequences.
  • How to effectively, sensitively and sustainably engage with girls, their families and affected communities.
  • The process for requesting an FGM Protection Order in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

This course is designed for professionals, frontline workers and policy makers and personnel involved in the healthcare and education sectors such as doctors, nurses, social workers and teachers.

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