FGM/C 101 Training


May 23, 2024    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) is a reality for many women and girls across different communities in the United States. Yet, for centuries, FGM/C has remained a hidden tradition. It’s often practiced by women to women, and girls are raised to believe they must remain silent about what they underwent. Silence is an inherent part of this type of gender-based violence (GBV) that can lead to lifelong physical and emotional health consequences. At the core of providing better prevention, protection, health, and social support services for women and girls is stronger data, enhanced research, and community engagement. This training will explore how FGM/C relates to other forms of GBV and how individuals and organizations can address the needs of their constituents who may be impacted by FGM/C.

This is an introductory training with a focus on Washington State communities and will be co-facilitated by The U.S. End FGM/C Network and Sahiyo U.S. This training is funded by the Washington State Department of Health.