European Knowledge Platform for Professionals dealing with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
The UEFGM (United to End Female Genital Mutilation) European Knowledge Platform for Professionals Dealing with Female Genital Mutilation officially launched in Malta on the 3rd of February 2017.
The transnational project is co-funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium of 12 partners and four associate partners across the European Union. The UEFGM e-learning tool aims to raise awareness of and improve knowledge about FGM among health professionals and asylum officers working in Europe, including midwives, gynecologists, pediatricians, nurses, health visitors, medical and nursing students, judges, asylum case and reviewing authority officers, asylum support centre staff, police, child protection officers, social workers and related NGOs.
The platform serves as an information and educational resource centre and offers easily accessible and culturally appropriate information. UEFGM is a free, online training tool to train professionals dealing with those affected by FGM, is available in 9 European languages and includes “live knowledge” with webinars and an online discussion forum.