Prevention And Awareness Of Fgm Workshop
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.
By the end of the training the
participants should be able to:
- Understand the traditional
beliefs of FGM and its consequences
- Acquire skills facilitating
reaching out to communities to combat FGM
- To identify and to manage the
physical, psychosocial, and sexual complications that is as of female
- 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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Nurses, public health officers,
community health extension workers, project officers working in communities
that practices FGM
MODULE 1: Introduction to Female
- Assessment of traditions
- FGM description and background
- FGM Complications
- FGM implications (Legal,
professional, and ethical)
- Human rights and FGM
MODULE 2: Community Involvement in
the Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation
- Beliefs, values and attitudes
- Traditional beliefs, values and
attitudes towards FGM
- FGM prevention by collaboration
between individuals, families and communities
- Government strategies in
MODULE 3: Management of Girls and
Women with FGM Complications
- Assessment to identify FGM
- Management of clients with
physical complications of FGM
- Counseling of FGM victims
- Identifying psychosocial and
- Psychosocial and sexual
- Demonstrating referral skills
- Family planning and FGM
- The procedure of opening up
type III FGM
MODULE 4: Management of Women with
FGM during Pregnancy, Labour, Delivery and the Postpartum Period
- Assessment and management of
women with complications due to FGM during pregnancy
- Obstetric complications due to
- Assessment and management of
women with FGM during labour and delivery
- Management of women with FGM
during the postpartum period
This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have
vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice.
The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works
and case studies.
Training manuals and additional reference materials are
provided to the participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will
be issued with a certificate.
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· The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI KENYA.
· The training fee covers
tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and
airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of
training and proof of payment sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org