The Webinar « Towards a multidisciplinary support to women affected by FGM », organised by UEFGM, in which Stéphanie Florquin, European moderator of the CoP FGM presented our Community of Practice and ongoing Mapping on psychosexual care, is now available with English Subtitles!
[français en dessous] The Community of Practice on FGM celebrates World Mental Health Day ! The care of women and girls affected by FGM is not only a matter of surgical reparation - it is also about psychological, sexological and social care. That is why the CoP has a special focus on Psycho-sexual and social [...]
La Plateforme web UEFGM, en partenariat avec le projet "Building Bridges against FGM", le GAMS Belgique et le centre CeMAViE à Bruxelles, a organisé un Webinar (conférence en ligne) sur le thème "L'accompagnement pluridisciplinaire des femmes concernées par les mutilations génitales féminines". Pour suivre le Webinar en direct, il suffit d'avoir accès à une connexion [...]
We presented the "Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM", including the Community of Practice on FGM and the new Psychosexual and social mapping, at the Seminar organised by the END FGM European Platform on the theme "Building bridges between the EU and FGM countries of origin", June 30th 2017, in Brussels. Watch [...]
Given the importance of a comprehensive approach to care, we have decided to dedicate the first year of the Community of Practice FGM (CoP FGM) to a discussion and a compilation of experiences and good practices on the psycho-sexual and social care of women and girls affected by FGM, living in Africa or Europe. We [...]
In some countries or regions, the treatment offered by health centres (public or private) to women and girls who have undergone FGM was for a long time limited to purely medical aspects: treatment of a complication, surgical operations (deinfibulation, removing a cyst…). However, we believe that it is important to consider the individual as a whole and that it is preferred to take into account the general welfare by proposing complete and varied support to the persons concerned, thus not only physical, with medical care, but also psychological and sexual. Indeed, the World Health Organization defines "Health" as «a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity » .
Etant donné l’importance d’une approche globale de prise en charge nous avons décidé de consacrer la première année de la Communauté de Pratiques sur les MGF (CoP MGF) à une discussion et un recueil d’expériences et de bonnes pratiques autour de la prise en charge psycho-sexuelle et sociale des femmes et filles concernées par les [...]