United to End Female Genital Mutilation e-Learning Tool
“United to End Female Genital Mutilation” has created a free online course that offers information and practical advice about female genital mutilation (FGM). Primarily designed for health and asylum service staff working in Europe, the course will also be of use around the world, including women’s organisations and shelters. The user can choose between two course “streams”: one focusing on asylum and the other focusing on health. Together the two streams are composed of six modules: (1) Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation; (2) FGM, Gender Identity, Roles and Power Dynamics in the Context of Migration; (3) The Consequences of FGM on Women’s Health; (4) FGM as Ground for International Protection; (5) The Health Context: Communication Techniques in Supporting Women Affected by FGM; (6) The Asylum Context: Communication and Interviewing Techniques.
Each module contains further readings and resources hyperlinked to the page. A short quiz is offered after each module to ensure that the user fully understands the material covered. The modules can stand independently and may be completed in any order, but it is recommended that they be completed in order.