The Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) is a Victorian government initiative launched in 1998 to work towards the prevention of female genital cutting (FGC).
The Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) is a Victorian government initiative launched in 1998 to work towards the prevention of female genital cutting (FGC) or ‘circumcision’.
FGC refers to all procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons, including partial or total removal of the external female genitalia.
It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have been impacted by FGC in 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Middle East, where FGC practice is concentrated.
FARREP provides a free and confidential service to Victorian community members that migrated from countries where FGC has been known to be traditionally practiced.
The team can also provide cultural guidance and secondary support to cohealth practitioners and external health professionals in relation to women and girls with FGC and their families.
The FARREP team:
The FARREP team are experienced and trained community development workers, who speak one or more languages of FGC affected communities.
For more information on some of the work being done or to learn more about how FARREP can support you, get in touch with the FARREP team.
Phone: 9448 6389
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