Health & wellbeing programs

Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program

FARREP is a state-wide program that works with communities to prevent female genital cutting.

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Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) is a state-wide program that works with communities to prevent female genital cutting (FGC).

The program aims to increase access to timely, culturally appropriate sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls who have experienced the practice.

GenWest has two FARREP workers. One focuses on community education and the other on professional development and education for health professionals.

The FARREP workers support women and girls from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds who have migrated from countries where FGC is traditionally practiced.

What does the program do?

We work with communities that traditionally practice FGC to:

  • Increase women’s access to health services
  • Build the capacity of health professionals to work with the women and girls at risk of FGC in culturally appropriate ways
  • Support changes in attitude towards the practice of FGC and prevent it from occurring by strengthening knowledge and providing appropriate resources

Community education programs

The FARREP community education programs are not running in a face-to-face format at present, but we hope to run these again soon.

Professional development

FARREP provides professional development training for health professionals, as well as other organisations and individuals upon request.

Training focuses on the social and cultural aspects of FGC, to improve how services support women and girls from countries where FGC has been traditionally practiced.

If you would like to hear further information about our training please give us a call or contact

Read more about our FARRAP professional development training and request a training session.

Contact us

Call us

1800 436 937

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317-319 Barkly Street


Naarm/Melbourne VIC 3011

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