Feb 16, 2020
**WARNING** This episode contains a lot of swearing and deals with strong themes of sexual violence. Please take care while listening and look after your mental heal and wellbeing.
Female Genital Mutilation is on the rise in Australia where it is strictly illegal - but why is this the case? On today's episode of Good Girls Don't Podcast, Verity and Ashleigh sat down with activist, advocate, and all-round fierce feminist, Khadija Gbla to attempt to wrap our heads around what FGM is, and how it's happening in our neighborhoods.
We spoke to Khadija about:
Who is Khadija Gbla, Anyway?
Khadija Gbla is a high profile, passionate and inspiring African Australian woman. She is an award-winning human rights activist, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, facilitator, philanthropist, and mentor.
Khadija provides advocacy, training, speaking on domestic and family violence, sexual health, racism, human rights, mental health, migrants and refugees and cultural diversity through her cultural consultancy, Khadija Gbla Cultural Consultancy.
She is the Founder of The Desert Flower Center Australia. The Desert Flower Australia is the first center in Australia and the Asian Pacific region that specializes in providing holistic, comprehensive gynecological, urological reconstructive surgery and trauma-informed care for women impacted by female genital mutilation.
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