New GANM Video Blog: Psychosocial Support of Women Affected by FGC with Zeinab Eyega, Msc.

26 January, 2019

Members of HIFA Network:

Female genital cutting (FGC) is a significant public health problem affecting approximately 200 million women worldwide and more than half a million women/girls in the USA. The DC, Virgina, and Maryland area is home to the US’ second largest population of women/girls affected by FGC.

This series of four video blogs includes skill building in assessment, diagnosis, counseling and management for healthcare and social service providers working with women and communities affected by FGC. Presenters will also discuss best practices for surgical defibulation procedure and challenging ethical and legal counseling.

The second of four video blogs features Ms. Zeinab Eyega, Msc, the Executive Director of Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, a community-based multiservice organization based in the South Brox, New York. You may access the video blog by clicking here.

Zeinab Eyega, Msc. Executive Director of Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, a community based multiservice organization based in the South Brox, New York. Ms. Eyega manages the day to day functioning of the organizations as well as guiding its strategic directions. In addition to teaching and speaking, Ms. Eyega has worked on diverse issues affecting immigrant and refugee women in the United States. These include but are not limited to early and forced marriage, sexual and reproductive health, and cultural sanctioned forms of gender-based violence including the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGCM/C). Ms. Eyega has a BA from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and a Master’s of Science from the New School University in New York and is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Science program from the New School University in New York. She is also currently enrolled in a Master’s of Public Health program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.

Link to video blog #2: https://ganm.nursing.jhu.edu/optimizing-care-of-women-girls-affected-by-...

Link to video #1 (previous): https://ganm.nursing.jhu.edu/optimizing-care-of-women-girls-affected-by-...

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HIFA profile: Fernando Mena-Carrasco works at the Johns Hopkins University - Center for Global Initiatives. fmenaca1 AT jhu.edu