Female Genital Mutilation in Australia is Everyone’s Business
Friday April 29th 10-4pm
You are invited to attend a conference
on the challenging issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
hosted by the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit and No FGM Australia,
to be held at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney.
Hear stories from survivors of FGM;
presentations on the human rights perspective;
child protection perspective;
and legal implications of FGM;
the latest in Australian medical research on FGM in children;
and educational and community initiatives to address and prevent FGM.
Contribute to a discussion mediated by journalist Helen Dalley, presenter at Sky News.
Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM, Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney and APSU
Felicity Gerry QC, International Expert in FGM Law
Ms Khadija Gbla, Executive Director, NO FGM Australia and FGM Survivor
Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski, Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney and APSU
Associate Professor Nesrin Varol, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The University of Sydney
Ms Paula Ferrari, Managing Director, NO FGM Australia
Detective Sergeant Eugene Stek, Sex Crimes Squad, NSW Police
Ms Linda George, NSW Education Program on FGM
Ms Sybil Williams, Director, N0 FGM Australia
Ms Fatu Sillah, FGM Survivor Ambassador, No FGM Australia
The conference is open to all and is relevant to clinicians, allied health professionals,
lawyers, police, teachers, educators, social workers and community members.
Date: Friday 29th April 2016 10am – 4:30pm
Venue: Australian Human Rights Commission, 175 Pitt Street Sydney
Cost: $60 (inclusive of lunch); no charge for community members.
For further information please call Dannielle on (02) 9845 3005
or email Dannielle.Handel@health.nsw.gov.au
Or visit the APSU.org.au homepage for links to registration and program