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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Basic Awareness

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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).

Start Date
Monday 12 November 2018
End Date
Monday 12 November 2018
10:00 - 13:00
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Learning outcomes

 At the end of this session participants will:

  • know what constitutes FGM

  • understand reasons given for performing FGM and the impact it has on individuals

  • be able to recognise inidicators that a women/girl has had, or is at risk of, FGM

  • understand current leglisation around FGM

  • be able to respond appropriately to cases including referring to the appropriate agencies

Additional information

 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.

Target Audience
For anyone where relevant to role
target audience
Course pre-requisites

 Please note: attendees should have completed the Level 1 course 'Introduction to Harmful Practices' or an equivalent.

This is a Level 2 course.

Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G91, Norton Road
Event Trainers
Luke Martin
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