Webinar June,17: « Supporting women and girls Reflections for better therapeutic support of Affected girls and women »

As part of the discussion on “Mental health, well-being and FGM”, the Community of Practice on FGM (CoP-FGM) organised a second webinar to explore the theme through the interventions of three speakers: Sokhna Fall, family therapist (France), Joanny Bassolé, clinical psychologist (Burkina Faso) and Marie-Justine Diallo, doctor of public health (Guinea Conakry).

On June 17, 2020, a second webinar was organised, in French, in the frame of our thematic discussion on « Mental health, Well-being and FGM ». A first Webinar was previously held in English on June 9th.

These webinars are a part of the CoP work to “build bridges” between activists, professionals and individuals and enable them to share experiences, expertise and knowledge in order to improve the prevention of FGM and care for survivors of the practice.

The second webinar in the series on mental health highlighted various aspects of the issue with regard to FGM: Sokhna Fall shared her experience working with affected women from migrant communities in France, Joanny Bassolé stressed the importance of intergenerational dialogue for the mental health of FGM survivors. Finally, Marie-Justine shared experience of adopting a mental health approach in a context where there are few trained psychologists.

The recording of the webinar is available on the Youtube channel of the CoP-MGF, here (in French). A summary of the webinar in English gathers the main information shared and issues discussed. You can download it below:

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