254121 Community Engagement/Empowerment Model to Prevent FGC

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:30 PM

Zeinab Eyega , Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, New York, NY
This presentation will focus on multi-disciplinary models to prevent the practice of female genital cutting in countries of origin. A cross-cutting participatory methodology that engages individuals and their communities on prevention

Learning Areas:
Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate culturally competent communication skills to engage the various stake holders in the community; 2) Describe participatory approaches to Prevention: i.e incorporating FGC into health screening, family planning and into all primary health care facilities; 3) Provide evidence-based community prevention that increases the cultural competency and sensitivity of public health professional working in the fields.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a masters degree in social sciences with a concentration on international health. I have worked in the field of women’s international health for the past 15 years both nationally and internationally. I believe I am qualified to provide this workshop.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.