ICRH is conducting a study on how to deal with female genital mutilation within the healthcare sector.
There are an estimated 22,480 women living in Belgium who come from countries where female genital mutilation is performed. Gynaecologists and midwives are faced with specific care issues related to female genital mutilation. Women with genital mutilation addressing our health...
-A qualitative study (on the basis of in-depth interviews) will be conducted to identify the role of midwives in the prevention of FGM (from preconception to postpartum), and will equally identify the means of communication that are used - or could be used - by both gynaecologists and midwives, to provide adequate care to women with genital mutilation.
The study is being conducted by ICRH in collaboration with four master students Midwifery. The research team consists of: Els Leye (promoter), Inge Tency (co-supervisor), Charlotte L'Ecluse & Sien Cappon for the quantitative part and Jade Strobbe and Habadia El Asjadi for the qualitative component. The study should be completed by mid 2013.
New project on patterns of healthcare utilization in Dadaab refugee camp
Prof. Olivier Degomme (ICRH-UGent) received the prestigious BOF starting grant from the University of Ghent in December 2015, to work on patterns of health care utilization among gender based violence survivors in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya.
Gala concert to the benefit of the Marleen Temmerman Fund
The military command of East-Flanders is organizing a Gala Concert in Capitole Ghent on 6 June 2019.
The International Centre for Reproductive Health is signatory to the Girl Charter on Ending FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage
Els Leye attended the Girl Summit 2014, hosted by the UK Government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in London on July 22 2014. The summit aimed at building on current efforts and rallying a global movement to end...