Founded in 1995 under the Sydney West Area Health Service, the NSW program has a strong community education focus. It provides formal training to bilingual community workers and professional development workshops to health and other professional sectors working with FGM/C affected communities. Its education program for women, Women’s Health and Traditions in a New Society (WHATINS), began in 1999 and is run by bilingual community workers (BCWs) over 11 sessions. The success of WHATINS has led to a complementary program for men. As a state-wide service, NSWFGM undertakes a yearly rural outreach program, holds Cultural Day Health Promotion events and has developed a number of comprehensive resources (accessible online).
NSW Education Program on FGM
Phone: +61 (02) 9840 3877WSLHD-FGMEducationProgram@health.nsw.gov.au