Let’s talk FGM, updates to the app December 2017

Let’s talk FGM is an app resource to support discussions on female genital mutilation and is now available as a web app. This means that it can be accessed from any browser on a smart phone, tablet or PC.

The project was created and coordinated by Joanne McEwan, Oxford Against Cutting’s Chairperson and Oxford Health Visitor Lead on FGM.

As with the previous version of the app, the development of a web version was a collaborative project between Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Against Cutting and digital agency White October. The original project was developed from a Mary Seacole Award in 2015-16 funded by Health Education England and the update was funded by the Oxford Health Charity. The original iPad app ‘Let’s talk FGM’ (off-line) is still available and will be updated to incorporate the changes in January.

The new version is even more informative, accessible and user friendly than the original and includes improvements based on feedback from communities affected by FGM. The app is an incredibly helpful resource to support sensitive conversations on FGM and is being used by School Health Nurses across the county. It is also supporting community work abroad, for example in Somaliland.

Improvements include:

  • Arabic and French audio clip translations of key sections
  • Updated information
  • A new ‘Men speak up against FGM’ video
  • A UK county section
  • Detailed map
  • Go to Let’s talk FGM for the web-app and save to your favourites!

    For further information or comments, please contact letstalkfgm@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or joanne.mcewan@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

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