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Prevention and Awareness of FGM Course
Event: Prevention and Awareness of FGM Course
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya
Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a term now generally accepted for the traditional practices that involves injury or removal of part or all of the external genitalia of girls and women. It does not include genital surgery performed for medically prescribed reasons. Prior to the adoption of “female genital mutilation”, the practices were referred to as female circumcision, a term still in common use and preferred by the majority of people in communities where it is practiced.
Traditions are the customs, beliefs and values of a community which govern and influence people’s behavior. Traditions constitute learned habits which are passed on from generation to generation. Traditions are often guided by taboos and they are not easy to change. People adhere to these patterns of behavior, believing that they are the right things to do.
This training is aimed at strengthening community-based preventive work to protect the rights of children (as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) with a particular view to reducing the risk to girls and young women in Africa of undergoing genital mutilation in all its forms.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Nurses, public health officers, community health extension workers, project officers working in communities that practices FGM
By the end of the training the participants should be able to:
1. Understand basic information about female genital mutilation, its health consequences and the cultural traditions that underpin it. This will also focus on the ethical, legal and human rights implications of FGM.
2. Gain skills and knowledge relevant to the task for reaching out communities for the prevention of FGM as well as strategies for involving different community groups, e.g. women, men, youth and children and community leaders.
3. To identify and to manage the physical, psychosocial, and sexual complications that is as of female genital mutilation.
4. Identify problems and manage complication associated with FGM THIS INCLUDES; getting guidance on counseling, opening up a type III FGM, and management of other complications associated with FGM.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
• Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation
• Community Involvement in the Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation
• Management of Girls and Women with FGM Complications
• Management of Women with FGM during Pregnancy, Labour, Delivery and the Postpartum Period
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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 21st May 2018.
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