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A new approach to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the EU

REPLACE 2 Project Updates: 11th May 2015

BASPCAN conference: April 2015 

Dr Katherine Brown and Research Assistant Kayleigh Kwah attended and presented at this years BASPCAN conference in Edinburgh. Katherine and Kayleigh ran a 50 minute workshop entitled ‘ REPLACE 2: A community-based behaviour change intervention framework to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) in the EU,. The purpose of the workshop was to explain and allow the audience to have a go at the REPLACE 2 behaviour change approach. After some background and explain nation of the approach, the audience had a go at a few step of the approach. 

It was great to hear that two people in particular were already familiar with  the work of REPLACE 2 and after meeting several interested people we hope to build some links around the country. 






Prof Hazel Barrett & Dr Katherine Brown delivered a 1 ½ hour workshop to midwives at UHCW (University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire) about FGM. The workshop was attended by 21 midwives, ranging from newly qualified to specialist and experiences midwives. Katherine and Hazel talked about FGM in general with a focus on belief systems, using the data gathered from REPLACE 2. They also gave the midwives a chance to discuss and share their specific experiences in relation to FGM within their practice.

Hazel and Katherine would be happy to offer further sessions- please get in touch if you would like more information email: