uefgm.org An estimated 500,000 women and girls living in the European Union (EU) are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM), with a further 180,000 at-risk each year. Meeting the needs of these women and girls requires that the asylum, health and social support systems of EU member states offer appropriate and accessible high quality services.

Are you a professional in the field of health or asylum services?

Are you a professional offering treatment and protection to women and girls affected by FGM?

Do you want to learn more about the rights of affected women and girls?

Do you want to gain specialised knowledge into the health implications of FGM?

uefgm.org The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) is pleased to announce the United to END FGM (UEFGM), a free-of-charge e-learning tool, offering information and practical advice about female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe. Primarily designed for health and asylum service professionals working in Europe, the online course is also of use to NGOs, including women’s organisations and shelters offering treatment and protection to women and girls affected by FGM.

The UEFGM 3-learning course aims to raise awareness of and improve knowledge about FGM amongst health professionals and asylum officers working in Europe, including midwives, gynaecologists, paediatricians, nurses, health visitors, medical and nursing students, as well as asylum case and reviewing authority officers, asylum support centre staff, and social workers.

The UEFGM E-Learning Course is brought to you by MIGS in partnership with Family Planning Association Portugal (APF) – Portugal, Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS) – Italy, and Akina Dada Wa Africa (AKIDWA) – Ireland. The UEFGM E-Learning course is funded by the Human Dignity Foundation and the END FGM European Campaign, a Europe-wide campaign led by Amnesty International Ireland in cooperation with a number of European NGOs. Financial support was also provided by the National Machinery for Women’s Rights, Cyprus Ministry of Justice and Public Order.

The UEFGM E-Learning course is supported by the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR.

REGISTER AT www.uefgm.org

The UEFGM E-Learning course will be available in English, Italian and Portuguese.

For more information please read the project leaflet.