The United to END FGM (UEFGM) e-learning tool aims to raise awareness of and improve knowledge about female genital mutilation (FGM) amongst health professionals and asylum officers working in Europe. The course comprises of six modules of core material, compiled and reviewed by leading experts in the field. Designed as virtual seminars, each module provides the practical information and specialised training required to support and guide those affected by FGM through healthcare and asylum procedures, along with extensive web-links to primary data and sources.
An extensive resource provided by the Royal Women's Hospital (Victoria). No course logon is required. The materials are organised in a course structure thatcan be used for self-directed learning. The objective of the resources are: • to increase understanding of the historical and cultural significance of FGM and its prevalence world wide • to resource and support staff at the Women’s in developing the skills necessary for delivery of appropriate care to women affected by FGM • to optimise service delivery within the Women’s by defining and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of key workers including the Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) workers and the FGM liaison Officers (FGMLOs) • to promote streamlined service pathways for the ante and post-natal care of women affected by FGM
Workshops and Seminars
The South Australian Health Women's and Children's Health network provide FGM/C workshops for nurses, midwives and other professionals. FGM/C sessions are also run for staff from diverse professional backgrounds eg police, social workers, teachers, workers from settlement organisations, Child protection services among others. This resource (PowerPoint overheads) provide a summary of the workshop information.