Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting National Education Toolkit in Australia
The National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Awareness

Other links to FGM/C information

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.

For community education materials and multilingual information see the NETFA Resource and Activity Page.

The United to End FGM Course is a free online e-learning tool designed for those working with communities affected by FGM/C. Developed by the End FGM European Network, each module ends with links to further resources as well as a quiz to test your knowledge. Check it out here.


Listening to North Yarra communities about Female Genital Cutting

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.

Listening to North Yarra communities about female genital cutting

Listening to North Yarra communities about female genital cutting.pdf


Female genital mutilation/cutting in regional Victoria. Research to practice

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.

Female genital mutilation/cutting in regional Victoria. Research to practice

UniofMelb Regional Victoria Report.pdf


Female genital mutilation: MCWH on ABC News24's segment Talk About It

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. #TalkAboutIt

Posted by ABC News 24 on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Guides and Position Papers

Respectful Dialogue: A guide for responsible reporting on Female Genital Cutting

Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights

A Guide For Responsible Reporting On Female Genital Cutting

A Guide For Responsible Reporting On Female Genital Cutting.pdf


Supporting Young Women Who Have Experienced Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting

Mercy Hospital for Women

2014 Mercy Health FGM Project Report

2014 Mercy Health FGM Project Report.pdf


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