On this page you will find links to research, publications, projects and organisations related to the prevention of FGM/C. Particular emphasis is given to material and sources that have an Australian focus.
Vaughan, C., White, N., Keogh, L., Tobin, J., Ha, B., Ibrahim, M. & Bayly, C. (2014). Listening to North Yarra Communities about female genital cutting. Melbourne, The University of Melbourne.
This report summarises findings from a community-based research project conducted into the impact of FGM/C on diverse inner Melbourne communities conducted in a partnership of the University of Melbourne, the Royal Women’s Hospital, and North Yarra Community Health (now known as cohealth). The project involved members of the Eritrean, Hararian, Oromo, Somali and Sudanese communities of Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Flemington, North Melbourne and beyond.
University of Melbourne
This report is concerned in enhancing support for girls and women who have health needs associated with female genital cutting and who are living in regional Victoria by generating and building evidence. Specifically, the project engaged with community members and service providers in Ballarat, Geelong, Latrobe Valley and Shepparton conducting interviews and focus group discussions with 51 community members and 14 service providers across regional Victoria.
This is tricky to talk about but important.In parts of the world, this time of year is known as 'cutting season', a time when some families send their daughters to under-go female circumcision.The UN estimates around 100 million women have been cut. #EndFGM is part of a campaign to stop female genital mutilation. #TalkAboutItPosted by ABC News 24 on Thursday, August 13, 2015
Mercy Hospital for Women