Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting National Education Toolkit in Australia
The National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Awareness

Guides and Position Papers

FGM/C Advocacy Messages

This resource addresses key issues surrounding FGM/C in Australia and is useful for those working to advocate to governments, the media and other organisations against the practice of FGM/C.

FGM/C Advocacy Messages.pdf

Respectful Dialogue: A Guide for Responsible Reporting on Female Genital Cutting

Developed by the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, this resource guide is for professionals working in all aspects of the media on the issue of Female Genital Cutting.

Respectful Dialogue.pdf

African Women Australia Inc Charter of Ethical Practice

A Charter developed by the African Women Austalia Inc, a group of women from African communities living in Australia promoting a human rights approach to FGM/C and providing a guide to respectful engagement with diverse groups.

AMA Charter 2014.pdf

Position Paper on Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health’s position paper was endorsed by over twenty organisations operating across Australia promoting a nationally coordinated approach to FGM/C.

MCWH FGMC Position Paper 2016.pdf

WHIN Position Statement

Developed by Women’s Health in the North Victoria, this is a clear statement from a community health organisation supporting the abandonment of FGM/C including the organisation’s position on terminology and their action plan for 2014-2016.

WHIN Position Statement.pdf

Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation: An Interagency Statement

Compiled by WHO, this is a clear statement from a large number of international organisations including clear information about FGM/C, why the practice continues and its harmful consequences.

Interagency Statement on Eliminating-FGM.pdf

Links to FGM/C Information and Resources

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