Combating Female Genital Mutilation
This activity is the first block in the project. It aims to improve solidarity and performance of women from FGM practicing communities and facilitate their collective engagement in issues related to them. We mobilise resource people in the community to use their qualifications and engage in improving lives of the rest of the communities. That is, it aims to build confidence and improve the capacity of resource people to identify and provide needs of the rest of the communities.
Facilitators are trained to run two-days course to raise awareness of other women in the community in Glasgow and Edinburgh about Combating Female Genital Mutilation. Themes covered are the definition of FGM and its types, the physical and mental health impact of FGM; the Child Protection Act and law and human rights related to FGM; FGM and gender identity, religious beliefs and social and sexual consequences of FGM as well as available related services.