FGM Conference: Educate to Eradicate FGM

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FGM Conference: Educate to Eradicate FGM

Post  Admin on Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:37 pm

FGM Conference: Educate to Eradicate FGM

Education in Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) is the Way Forward to Eradicate it!    

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting (FGC), is a controversial procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other non-medical injury to the female genital organs. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and is a form of child abuse as it denies women and young girls security and personal liberty, privacy and bodily integrity, freedom of conscience and the right to good health and well-being. The personal consequences of FGM include physical, emotional and psychological trauma for those who survive and can also lead to death due to haemorrhage or infection, including tetanus, and shock.

Although FGM is normally practised in many countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, it is no longer restricted to these geographical areas due to increasing globalisation.
In the UK, it has been estimated that over 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk of FGM each year, and that 66,000 women in the UK are living with the consequences of FGM.
In 2011 Eva Organization for Women (EOW-Charity) in collaboration with the University of Leicester hosted its first impactnational conferenceat the University of Leicester;thiswas a resounding successin bringing together community leaders and religious scholars, health professionals and legal practitioners and victims of this illegal but still practised tradition to raise awareness.

Again, EOW-Charity is hosting a symposium on Friday 6 March 2015 at the University of Leicester which will provide a unique opportunity to gain invaluable perspective, insight and best practice and understanding of the current framework of FGM. This symposium will also highlight the importance of three dimensional approaches (community leaders/religious scholars, professional practitioners and local authors) which needs to be strengthened in order to ensure better awareness, early intervention and prevention of FGM. We at EOW believe that education is the way forward to eradicate FGM; therefore, in this symposium we are also launching an educational package for both professionals and communities alike.

Title of the symposium: Educate to Eradicate FGM (#e2e_FGM)
Venue: College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF
Date and time: Friday 6 March 2015 from 9.30 am
Hosted by: Eva Organization for Women (EOW-Charity)
Email: admin@eow-charity.org
Website: www.eow-charity.org
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Facebook: Eva Organization for Women – EOW
Twitter: @EOW_Charity (#e2e_FGM)
Tel: + 44 (0) 796 161 8589
Fax: + 44 (0) 843 309 1624

If you are interested in attending and you do not want to be disappointed as there is a limited space than download our booking form or filling the form on our website at: www.eow-charity.org or email us on admin@eow-charity.org  

What you will get out of this conference is a symposium (which provides a unique opportunity to gain invaluable perspective, insight and best practice and understanding of the current framework of FGM, also highlighting the importance of three dimensional approaches; three meal course with networking opportunities as well as three times of refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes); workshop and an educational package free of charge.

Programme:
09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:10 Current perspective and insight of FGM from three dimensional approaches
-Medical and psychological impact of FGM
- Case studies
- Engaging the community
- Prevention of FGM (Criminal law vs Family law)
11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:50 Understanding the different cultural and religious causes of FGM
12:40 Networking lunch break
13:40 Increase capacity building for professionals
- Legal aspect of FGM
- Child protection system
- Building trust between the community and professionals
- Changing the mind-set of the practicing communities
- Working in partnership with families
- Medical care for FGM victims
14:40 Break up into two workshops
15:20 Tea/coffee break
15:30 Forum
16:30 Symposium close


* Please note that a discount Delegate-Fee of £45 per delegate is payable via cheque or cash on the day![/justify]
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