Communities Affected by FGM
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LOCAL SUPPORT SERVICES SUPPORT FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE UNDERGONE FGM

KĀHUI TŪ KAHA: MUSLIM WELLBEING SERVICE

Community mental health services offered by Kāhui Tū Kaha for the Muslim community.

Website: kahuitukaha.co.nz/community-mental-health-services/

Email: contact@dcnz.net
Phone: (09) 5314040
On-call 24/7: 0800 678 323
Muslim Support: 0800 559 592
Email: muslimservice@kahuitukaha.co.nz

Family Planning

Non profit organisation. Women’s Health support services.

Website: www.familyplanning.org.nz/

DIVERSITY COUNSELLING NEW ZEALAND

Provides culturally responsive counselling and promotes community well-being

Website: dcnz.net/
Email: contact@dcnz.net
Phone: +64 021 0262 5587

REFUGEES AS SURVIVORS: MOBILE CLINICAL TEAM, AUCKLAND

Provides mental health support to people from refugee backgrounds and support for asylum seekers during the period when their applications for refugee status are being processed by Immigration NZ.

Website: rasnz.co.nz/
Ph: (09) 270 0870
0800 4 RASNZ (0800 4 72769)

NEWTOWN UNION HEALTH SERVICE, WELLINGTON

Community healthcare service for community service card holders, low-income union members and their families. It provides community-owned, affordable, accessible, acceptable, appropriate, not-for-profit and community based primary health care.

Website: newtownunionhealthservice.org.nz/contact/
Email: info@nuhs.org.nz
Ph: (04) 380 2020

CHRISTCHURCH RESETTLEMENT SERVICES

Supports people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to settle successfully in New Zealand by providing a range of professional services that build on strengths to promote wellbeing and resilience.

Website: crs.org.nz/
Region: Christchurch
Phone: (03) 335 0311
Email: admin@crs.org.nz

PEGASUS HEALTH, CANTERBURY

Provides services and support to general practices and community based health providers to deliver quality health care to local communities.

Website: pegasus.org.nz/
Email: 24HrsFeedback@pegasus.org.nz
Phone: (03) 375 7136

SPECIALIST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (CDHB)

Specialist mental health services for communities including child, adolescent and family (CAF) care; forensic; alcohol and drug; intellectually disabled persons’ health; and other specialty services.

Website: cdhb.health.nz/
Contact info: Bishnu Pokhrel (Refugee and CALD Facilitator) Email: bishnu.pokhrel@cdhb.health.nz
Phone: (03) 335 4202
Mobile: 027 438 3105

Books

Eradicating FGM

By Hilary Burrage

This UK book discusses the cultural belief systems behind FGM, current pathways to eradication and the call for a cross agency multi-disciplinary prevention framework. It is aimed at researchers, policy-makers and health, legal, educational and social services professionals.

Female Genital Mutilation

By Comfort Momoh

This book is aimed at assisting professionals who care for women and girls who have experienced or are at risk of FGM.

Female Mutilation: The Truth Behind the Horrifying Global Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

By Hilary Burrage

This book includes the stories of women affected by FGM and their determination to end the practice.

Undoing FGM: Pierre Foldes, The Surgeon Who Restores the Clitoris

By Hubert Prolongeau

This book documents the work of French doctor Pierre Foldes, one of Europe’s leading clitoral reconstruction surgeons.

Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

By Daneil Njoroge Karanja

Written by Daniel Njoroge Karanja, this book addresses FGM in Africa and provides guidance surrounding gender, religion, and care.

CUT: One woman’s fight against FGM in Britain today

By Hibo Wardere

This is the story of Hibo Warderewa’s childhood in Somalia, her experience of FGM, journey to London and current work as an anti-FGM campaigner.

Videos
The videos below share the stories of women across the globe discussing their own experiences with FGM as well as explaining an Islamic perspective on the practice.
FGM Survivor: Leyla Hussein’s Story
Leyla Hussein is a Somali-British activist, writer, and licensed psychotherapist. In 2013, she founded The Dahlia Project, the UK’s first therapy service for female genital mutilation (FGM) survivors — and a year later appeared in “The Cruel Cut”, a BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 documentary on FGM in the UK. Hussein is an FGM survivor — and this is her story.
Born a girl in the wrong place | Khadija Gbla | TEDxCanberra
Khadija Gbla who was circumcised as a young girl, discusses her experience with FGM, the consequences of it that she lives with everyday and why she is determined that this form of abuse against young girls will end, and she wants to end it in her lifetime.
FGM: How to Face the Desert of Indifference | Jaha Dukureh | TEDxBari
Jaha Dukureh talks about her strong commitment and extraordinary work against the FGM practices in Africa and all around the world.
The girl who said no to FGM
Follow the journey of Jaha Dukureh from survivor of FGM and forced child marriage to Time’s 100 leader and FGM activist. Confronting her past, her family, her culture, her religion, country and its leaders, Jaha became a lightning-rod for change in Gambia, her work​ contributing​ to the eventual government ban on FGM and child marriage.
Digital Stories: Voices to End FGM/C Screening: Feb 5, 2021
This is a screening of a revolutionary storytelling experience that brought storytellers from across the globe to share and heal from their experience of female genital mutilation/cutting.
Reversing Female Circumcision: The Cut That Heals
We meet and follow a 32-year-old prospective patient who was mutilated at the age of six in Somalia. Dr. Marci Bowers’ performs a defibulation procedure — the re-opening of genitalia that had been sewn shut — and clitoroplasty, the reconstruction and restoration of sexual function to the clitoris.
Breaking the silence on FGM | Naimah Hassan | TEDxExeter
Naimah Hassan reveals how brave campaigners are using the power of the media to change the minds of those who support the practice, and why she hopes an end to FGM is possible.
First-hand Accounts of Khatna, A Practice of Female Circumcision
Three women recount the day they had their khatna, a mandatory practice of circumcision in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

Female Circumcision?

“Mufti” Muhammad ibn Muneer answers questions regarding FGM based on the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah insha’Allah.
Islamic views on female circumcision
An intellectual presentation on the Islamic perspective on the practice of female circumcision with discussion on female genital cutting issues with community midwives and board certified OBGYN Dr Haifaa Younis.
Story-time My FGM Experience
Shamsa Araweelo shares her experience to help others understand the impact of FGM before and after marriages.

Somali – Lets Talk Sex after Female Circumcision (FGM)

Shamsa Araweelo shares her experience of sex after FGM.
Hibo’s Story
Hibo, one of Britain’s most prominent campaigners against FGM, shares her own circumcision story. She is now working with SafeHands to raise awareness about FGM and prevent the practice occurring.
Sheeko Sheeko Presents: Let’s Talk about FGM with Dr Leyla Hussein
Leyla Hussein is a psychotherapist and social activist working against FGM and supporting women who have undergone the practice. Here Leyla and Sheeko Sheeko have a conversation that explores the effects of FGM on women and the wider community.
FGM survivor Yasmin Mumed recounts the day she was cut
Yasmin Mumed shares her own FGM story.

FGM INFORMATION

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CUTTING: A GLOBAL CONCERN
UNICEF’s data work on Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting

www.unicef.org

W.H.O. ON FGM

This is an African-led global collective that aims to end FGM. The website is a social platform used to bring people and voices together to accelerate change.

www.who.int/healthtopics

FGM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

UNFPA answers frequently asked questions about FGM and shows FGM prevalence in the 17 countries where the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation operates.

https://www.unfpa.org/resources

FGM AND RELIGION

A review of 21 studies discussing the key factors supporting FGM including cultural tradition, sexual morals, marriageability, religion, health benefits, and male sexual enjoyment.

A Tradition in Transition: Factors Perpetuating and Hindering the Continuance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Summarized in a Systematic Review

CHANGES IN SUPPORT FOR THE CONTINUATION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CUTTING AND RELIGIOUS VIEWS ON THE PRACTICE IN 19 COUNTRIES
Research exploring support for FGM and the beliefs supporting the practice across 19 different countries.

doi/full/10.1080/17441692.2018.1542016

WOMEN’S BUSINESS? A SOCIAL NETWORK STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF MEN ON DECISION-MAKING REGARDING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CUTTING IN SENEGAL

A study based in Senegal exploring the beliefs and realities surrounding the role of men in the continuation of FGM and the prevention of the practice.

https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2020.1826996

Websites

DAHLIA PROJECT

This project offers information and support for women affected by FGM, community education and empowerment information, and training links and policymaking resources for child and health professionals.

www.dahliaproject.org

THE GIRL GENERATION

This is an African-led global collective that aims to end FGM. The website is a social platform used to bring people and voices together to accelerate change.

www.thegirlgeneration.org

FORWARD

FORWARD is an English based charity that works to safeguard women from FGM through education, awareness and training for affected communities.

www.forwarduk.org.uk

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