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Female Genital Mutilation


Duration: 2 hours


Modules: 4


FGM - The Hard Facts

FGM - The Beliefs behind FGM

FGM - The Impact of FGM

Challenges for the professional


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is violence against female children and women, a serious public health hazard, and a human rights issue. It constitutes child abuse and causes physical, psychological and sexual harm, which can be severely disabling. Protecting children and mothers from FGM is everybody’s business. This course will increase your understanding of the issues surrounding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It will also help you handle situations appropriately where FGM has occurred or might occur.


In this course you will:


Know what FGM is and when and where is it performed

Know the facts and figures

Understand the laws that help to protect women and girls from FGM

Understand the socio-cultural context, including the perception of FGM as a religious obligation

Know what the impact of FGM is

Understand the attitudes towards FGM

Know how to identify an FGM victim or potential victim

Know how to help prevent and ultimately eliminate the practice

Know the principles to follow when FGM is suspected or has been performed

Know the roles of different professionals



The course aims to help anyone who works with children or has regular contact with children to recognise and respond to situations where abuse linked to Female Genital Mutilation has occurred or may occur.


For example, those who work in:




Social Care

Faith organisations

Community groups or the police



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