February 7, 2020


Name Kristina Dyer Phone 028 9032 6803 Email kristina.dyer@nexusni.org



Female Genital Mutilation: Raising Awareness and Understanding

About this Event

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of sexual violence, this training will explore the cultural factors that influence FGM practitioners and defenders, the prevalence of FGM globally and in Northern Ireland, myths and stereotypes around FGM, legislation, policy and safeguarding procedures relating to FGM, survivor stories and the impact of FGM on individuals, families and communities.


1. To increase understanding of the nature and impact of FGM

2. To increase understanding of the cultural significance of FGM, and associated challenges

3. To increase awareness of the prevalence of FGM

4. To improve confidence in agency and individual responses to FGM

5. To increase knowledge of legislation and policy relating to FGM


Time: 10am – 1pm (Registration 9:45am)

Venue: 119 University Street

Cost: £30pp

Tea and coffee will be provided at this event. Please be aware parking can be difficult, ensure to leave plenty of time to find parking.

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