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Female Genital Mutilation

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Course Name:Female Genital Mutilation
Course Code:Female_Genital_Mutilation
Course duration:02 hours 15 minutes
Course introduction: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.
Course objectives: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

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