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The Politics of Culture in Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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210 Bridge Road

Richmond, VIC 3121

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As a cultural practice, the topic of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) is highly politicised in both international and national platforms. Often mistaken as a religious practice, the impacts of looking at FGM/C through a white cultural lens has led to the stigmatisation of communities in public spaces resulting in government-led paternalistic approaches to ‘eradicate’ the practice. This mini workshop will offer a space for workers to think critically on:

•FGM/C and gender inequality
•Cultural hierarchy and white saviour mentality
•The politics in our use of language
•Exploring and sharing of women’s stories

This training is suitable for those working and supporting women and their families from communities that traditionally practise FGM/C. This includes workers from diverse sectors in health, community, education, state and local government, not for profit agencies, social policy and justice.

This workshop is held by Zubaidah Mohamed Shaburdin, a social justice advocate, researcher and proud feminist. She coordinated the National Education Toolkit on FGM/C Awareness (NETFA) project whilst working at the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health. In consulting with communities, Zubaidah developed in-language resources and organised two national conferences on FGM/C. A topic close to home and heart, Zubaidah hopes to one day experience the joy of seeing this practice come to an end.

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