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National Stakeholder Engagement Event: FGM Systematic Review Project

A109a, City Hospital, Clinical Sciences Building, NG5 1PB, Nottingham
Tuesday 6th March 2018 (11:00-17:00)

Please register online via Eventbrite.

If you have any further questions, please email Dr Ritah Tweheyo or call +44 115 82 31573.

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Purpose of the Event

This event will share the findings from a project on healthcare experiences related to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), funded by the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The project has been undertaken by a team of health researchers from the University of Nottingham working with the Mojatu Foundation and other experts. The project has involved conducting two systematic reviews of research evidence in order to understand the experiences, needs, barriers and facilitators around seeking and providing FGM-related healthcare in OECD (high income) countries from the perspectives of:

  1. women and girls who have undergone FGM/C
  2. health professionals

The reviews provide a unique, state of the art summary of findings from almost 90 research studies, with over one third of these from the UK.

Who Should Attend?

This event is for communities affected by FGM, health professionals who are likely to interface with FGM, policy makers, activists and researchers interested in addressing the challenges of FGM.

Why Attend?

We hope the project findings will help to inform your own areas of work. Conversely, we would greatly value your comments and feedback in order to identify key implications for practice, service development, policy and future research.


Please contact Dr Ritah Tweheyo or call +44 115 82 31573 

Further information

For more information on the project team and the project itself, see the project webpage.

The event is free of charge, but please register your attendance via Eventbrite. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you register. 

Directions to the event can be downloaded here and you can also use Google Maps.

This project is funded by the National Institute Health Research (NIHR) Health Service Research and Delivery Programme (NIHR 1115/137/04) . Project name: Improving Care for Women and Girls who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Qualitative Evidence Synthesis. 

Preliminary programme of the day

Preliminary programme
 Time ActivityFacilitator(s) 
 11-11.30am  Arrival, registration, coffee/tea  Project team
 11.30am-12pm  Introduction to the project and to the day: expected outcomes  Dr Catrin Evans and Valentine Nkoyo
 12-12.15pm  How the systematic reviews were undertaken: brief overview of methods  Dr Ritah Tweheyo
 12.15-12.50pm  Findings from Review 1 (healthcare experiences of women/girls who have undergone FGM/C)  Dr Catrin Evans 
 12.50-1.40pm  Lunch   
 1.40-2.15pm  Findings from Review 2 (healthcare professionals' experiences of providing care to women/girls who have undergone FGM/C)  Dr Catrin Evans 
 2.15-3pm  Table top discussions to identify key implications of the Review findings   Project team
 3-3.45pm  Feedback from table top discussions (with coffee/tea)  Dr Catrin Evans and Dr Ritah Tweheyo
 3.45-4pm  Break  
 4-4.15pm  Critical reflections on the review findings and future directions for FGM/C services and commissioning in England  Astrid Fairclough
 4.15-4.45pm  Situating FGM/C care within the wider context of international migration and maternity care in the UK  Professor Gina Awoko Higginbottom and Dr Basharat Hussain
 4.45-5pm  Concluding reflections and close  Veronica Pickering

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