We are here for you

Do you have questions about FGM/C? Are you the friend or relative of a woman or girl who is affected or at risk and want to help? Then get in touch with us.

FGMhelp – your contact point for female genital mutilation in the Canton of Zurich

Many girls and women and the people around them often find it very difficult to talk about FGM/C. As a central contact point FGMhelp offers help to women and girls who are affected or at risk and their families. We support you, answer your questions and give you advice – simply, free of charge and confidentially.

Our offering


We advise women and girls who are affected or at risk, couples and families on all FGM/C-related issues.


If medical care is needed, we can set up contact with female medical specialists and hospitals. If you are at risk, we can refer you to the relevant specialist units for child and adult protection.

Community work

Thanks to our multipliers and interpreters we are represented in communities. Our main goals are prevention, information, breaking down taboos and raising awareness.

Your contacts

Karin Bruppacher

Adviser Dipl. Pflegefachfrau HF

Ann Schädler

Adviser Sozialarbeiterin FH

Katja Theissen

Contact Point Director Betriebsleitung Kompetenzzentrum Sozial-Medizin

Where to find us

FGMhelp is located in Zurich city centre at the Ambulatorium Kanonengasse outpatients clinic. The contact point is just a few minutes’ walk from Zurich Main Station.

The Canton of Zurich’s
contact point for
female genital mutilation

Ambulatorium Kanonengasse outpatients clinic
Kanonengasse 18
8004 Zürich