Who are we?
This website is the product of a unique collaboration between RAHMA, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. The toolkit provides the latest information on female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C). Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services*, what began as a research project focused on FGM/C in the Washington, D.C. area expanded into something bigger. It became an online resource for survivors of FGM/C as well as the health care providers addressing its consequences.
How can this website help you?
If you are a health care provider with patients from communities that practice female genital mutilation/cutting (parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia), get tips on how to identify FGM/C and discuss this sensitive topic in a way that builds trust.
If you are survivor of FGM/C - or know someone who is - get advice on how to talk to your heath care provider (doctor, nurse, midwife, physician assistant, therapist) and learn about the short- and long-term health effects of FGM/C.
If you are an educator (including school counselors, social workers, and psychologists), get information and tips on how to handle suspected or informed cases of FGM/C among your students.
If you are in law enforcement, get information on law around FGM/C how to handle potential cases of this type of child abuse in your community.
If you are a community member, such as a male ally or a faith leader, get more information about FGM/C and how you can support the prevention of FGM/C.
*Funding by the Office of Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ASTWH160035)