Pilot toolkit for replacing approaches to ending FGM in the EU : implementing behaviour change with practising communities

Hazel R. Barrett, Katherine Brown, David Beecham, N. Otoo-Oyortey, Z. Naleie

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    Abstract

    REPLACE was a 12 month Daphne III funded project aiming to contribute to efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) across the EU amongst practising communities. It was a pilot project which applied a health behaviour change approach, combined with participatory action research methods (PAR) to identify particular behaviours and attitudes, which contribute to the perpetuation of FGM within the EU. The EU Parliament in 2009 estimated that 500,000 women in the EU had been subjected to FGM, with a further 180,000 at risk. Despite being illegal across the EU, FGM is a trans-European problem. REPLACE aimed to supplement and/or ‘replace’ existing approaches to the ending of FGM with health behaviour change approaches to end the traditional harmful practice of FGM in the EU.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCoventry
    PublisherCoventry University (Replace project)
    ISBN (Print)9781846000430
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Bibliographical note

    The production of this pilot toolkit was financially supported by the European Commission under the ‘DAPHNE III’ Programme.
    Copyright in this publication is held by Coventry University (REPLACE). Persons wishing to use the contents of this study (in whole or in part) for purposes other than working with communities in the form of interventions and their personal use are invited to submit a written request to the following address:
    Coventry University
    Associate Dean of Research
    Faculty of Business, Environment and Society
    Priory Street
    Coventry
    United Kingdom

    Keywords

    • female genital mutilation (FGM)
    • prevention
    • African Communities in the EU
    • Europe

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