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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

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.


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.

Course Content
  • FGM - The Hard Facts
  • The Beliefs behind FGM
  • The Impact of FGM Challenges for the professional
What will learners get out of it?
  • 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
Who is this course for

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 schools, healthcare, social care, faith organisations, community groups or the police.

Accreditations and endorsements

This course was developed by Me Learning

Duration & CPD

2 Hours approximate


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