The NETFA project is specifically focused on raising awareness from within communities about the negative consequences of FGM/C. Specific outcomes of the project include:
In almost every state and territory, there are programs dedicated to working with diverse communities around the issue of FGM/C in Australia. Programs share a common goal, but often lack opportunities for dialogue and collaboration, and national co-ordination on key messages, best practice and community directed resources.
The National Education Toolkit for FGM/C Awareness has brought partners together from each state and territory to share their best practice recommendations, support and resources related to working with communities around the issue of FGM/C in Australia.Learn more about specific programs in each state and territory here
In December 2012 the Australian government announced that it would co-ordinate efforts to address Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Australia. This decision came at the same time that a resolution was unanimously passed by the UN General Assembly, banning FGM/C and calling for countries around the world to intensify efforts to end the practice globally. NETFA was one of 15 national projects funded, and has a specific focus on raising awareness and providing support within affected communities.