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Prevention and Awareness of FGM Course


Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a term now generally accepted for the traditional practices that involves injury or removal of part or all of the external genitalia of girls and women. It does not include genital surgery performed for medically prescribed reasons. Prior to the adoption of “female genital mutilation”, the practices were referred to as female circumcision, a term still in common use and preferred by the majority of people in communities where it is practiced.

Traditions are the customs, beliefs and values of a community which govern and influence people’s behavior. Traditions constitute learned habits which are passed on from generation to generation. Traditions are often guided by taboos and they are not easy to change. People adhere to these patterns of behavior, believing that they are the right things to do.

This training is aimed at strengthening community-based preventive work to protect the rights of children (as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) with a particular view to reducing the risk to girls and young women in Africa of undergoing genital mutilation in all its forms.


5 Days


Nurses, public health officers, community health extension workers, project officers working in communities that practices FGM


By the end of the training the participants should be able to:

  1. Understand basic information about female genital mutilation, its health consequences and the cultural traditions that underpin it. This will also focus on the ethical, legal and human rights implications of FGM.
  2. Gain skills and knowledge relevant to the task for reaching out communities for the prevention of FGM as well as strategies for involving different community groups, e.g. women, men, youth and children and community leaders.
  3. To identify and to manage the physical, psychosocial, and sexual complications that is as of female genital mutilation.
  4. Identify problems and manage complication associated with FGM THIS INCLUDES; getting guidance on counseling, opening up a type III FGM, and management of other complications associated with FGM.


MODULE 1: Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation

  • Analyzing and influencing traditions
  • Description and background of FGM
  • Complications of FGM
  • Professional ethics and legal implications of FGM
  • Human rights and FGM

MODULE 2: Community Involvement in the Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation

  • Beliefs, values and attitudes
  • Traditional beliefs, values and attitudes towards FGM
  • Strategies for involving individuals, families and communities in the prevention of FGM
  • Strategies for involving political and government leaders in the prevention of FGM

MODULE 3: Management of Girls and Women with FGM Complications

  • Assessment to identify physical complications of FGM
  • Management of clients with physical complications of FGM
  • Using counseling skills
  • Identifying psychosocial and sexual problems
  • Management of psychosocial and sexual problems
  • Demonstrating referral skills
  • Family planning use in the presence of FGM
  • The procedure of opening up type III FGM

MODULE 4: Management of Women with FGM during Pregnancy, Labour, Delivery and the Postpartum Period

  • Assessment and management of women with complications due to FGM during pregnancy
  • Obstetric complications due to FGM during labour and delivery
  • Assessment and management of women with FGM during labour and delivery
  • Management of women with FGM during the postpartum period


  • Case 1: FGM in Egypt
  • Case 2: FGM in Kenya
  • Visit to Cara Girls Rescue Center


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 13th May 2019

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 20-05-2019
Event End Date 24-05-2019
Cut off date 13-05-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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