This half day session will explore the definitions and practices associated with female genital mutilation (FGM), including the various forms and cultural background to the practice. It will explore the physical and psychological impact FGM will have on a woman's wellbeing, both as a historic victim, and as someone who has recently, or soon to experience the practice. These forms of violence and abuse will also be contextualised within a wider context of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG).
At the end of this session participants will:
This course will be of particular relevance to staff who will need to respond to a disclosure sensitively; but are also likely to ask about violence and abuse, as well as be able to assess someone's immediate safety, take action and offer referral to specialist services.
Please note: attendees should have completed the Level 1 course 'Introduction to Harmful Practices' or an equivalent.
This is a Level 2 course.