Flamingo Project’s Mentorship Program 2.0 with Khadija Gbla

Flamingo Project LogoThe University of Melbourne School of Rural Health and Frontline Human Resources present the Mentorship Program 2.0 at the School of Rural Health, Graham St, Shepparton on 30 July 2022. The Flamingo Project’s Mentorship Program connects women of all walks of life to help each other’s personal and professional development. Khadija Gbla will be the guest speaker.

Read more

Female genital mutilation survivors Khadija Gbla and Amal Kowhah campaign against practice

WHAT do you remember from when you were five — your first day at school, playing or having stories read? For Amal Kowhah, memories are stained with pain. It was at the age of five that, like so many other girls raised in cultures where so-called “female circumcision” is practised, her body was scarred by cruel cuts.

Read more

FGM – The Cruellest Cut

Fatu Sillah clearly recalls the day her childhood ended. She was six years old when her mother’s friends invited her to a party with girls from her village near Freetown in Sierra Leone.

“When I got there I saw other girls sitting on the ground crying and I remember the overwhelming smell of a traditional African medicine used to heal wounds. I was taken into the backroom, stripped naked and held down on the ground by six women. I saw the cutter with a small, sharp knife. She said: ‘It will be quick and it won’t hurt that much.’ “

Read more

Translate »