Why health professionals are key in ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Australia

Join our campaign at www.netfa.com.au Often when the subject of female circumcision, or female genital mutlilation/cutting comes up in conversation, the questions turn to what the community can do to prevent it. While there is no doubt that the solutions…

Comparing complexities

It’s not difficult to see why female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) is often drawn into comparisons with female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The World Health Organisation defines FGM/C as all procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs…

NETFA Forum 2016

This month we had the good fortune of spending a day surrounded by a group of amazing women who know a great deal about women’s rights, health and female circumcision. On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting,…

One voice

Preventing the Practice of FGM/C in Primary Schools. Image by Jessica Lea/UK DFID We’ve all been guilty of it: voicing our dissatisfaction and anger at the things that are unfair and unjust and then proceeding to do nothing about them.…

Media Release: Sharing Our Strengths National Symposium on Best Practice Approaches to the Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

There is no single approach to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), but there are many approaches that do work best to end the practice.  This is the message at the core of the ‘Sharing Our Strengths’ symposium being held today.…