Schools can offer a forum for learning and
discussion about female genital mutilation if they can create an environment of confidence, trust and openness. Artists and others who provide positive role models are brought into schools, and materials are developed for teachers and integrated into school curricula and teacher training on subjects such as science, biology and hygiene as well as those in which religious, gender and other social issues are addressed.
Nevertheless, schools may not always be the ideal setting for learning about sensitive and intimate issues and, as many girls and boys are not enrolled in school, other outreach activities for young people are needed. As it is advisable to reach all groups of the community with the same basic information, all forms and spaces of learning, including intergenerational dialogue are explored when designing initiatives to address female genital mutilation.