22nd November 2016 Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Location: Mary Sumner House, Westminster
As the national FGM centre pilot continues alongside successful grassroots campaigning and the Guardian’s global end FGM campaign ending FGM is on the agenda as never before.
However as austerity continues to bite and a new Prime Minister sets her agenda it is crucial that tackling FGM is seen as both a priority and becomings embedded in normal practice. The challenge is how to do this effectively at local and national level and to keep the momentum going as the majority of the media moves on and funding is restricted.
This seminar is aimed at those who are at the forefront in their areas of tackling FGM, and will bring us together to collaborate in sharing ideas and shaping recommendations.
We’ll collaborate using the tried and tested approach of workshops and discussion but also by using NEW and innovative online collaboration tools and social media to make this event accessible to as many people as possible and to hear the voices of those who may not wish to speak publicly.
Speakers will include:
Sonita Pobi, National FGM Centre (Barnardos)
Fahma Mohamed, Member of Integrate Bristol, leader of the Guardian EndFGM campaign
Saria Khalifa, Policy Officer, Rosa UK
Cecily Mwaniki, Co-founder of Utulivu
What you will get from attending this seminar:
Sharing and learning with others at the forefront of ending FGM
Practical ideas to implement and share with your colleagues to ensure that FGM is tackled at local level.
Facilitated networking opportunities with your fellow participants
Access to an online collaboration forum, both before and after the event, to further develop ideas and connections
Post-event report that summarises presentations, key discussion themes and recommendations to policy makers agreed on the day
We aim to ensure that as many people as possible are able to collaborate with us. Therefore we make a limited number of places at our seminars available on a discounted basis, for those who wish to attend but whose circumstances mean they do not have the means to pay the full cost. Please contact us directly if you wish to apply for this explaining your situation. All decisions purely at our discretion. Alternatively, consider the online collaboration option, which we have made as affordable as possible.
We understand, some people may wish to take part in shaping the debate but either not be able to attend due to geography or other commitments - or indeed may not feel comfortable speaking up in person. Our online collaboration option includes the ability to contribute in an anonymised way, with only the administrator knowing who you are. We’d encourage you to sign up as an online collaborator if that is more comfortable for you.
We use accessible venues unless otherwise specified and we will always do our best to make reasonable adjustments to help people with other needs if you let us know. If you will need particular support, for example, autism-friendly information, sensory adjustments where possible or a space for your wheelchair please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org The venue we have booked has a lift but it is an historical building and it is not a large lift. Please let us know if you have any questions about this.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
We do not have an age limit for this event. We will be discussing the future for young people, so we want to hear your voice. If you are teacher interested in bringing students or have them take part online please get in touch and we may be able to arrange a special discount for you.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
For face to face participants yes. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can change the name on the badge and update your contact details, however, the person this is transferred to won't be able to take part in the online collaboration if the transfer is after this starts. For online collaborators, your involvement is linked to the email address you give us so we can't transfer your account once this starts.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
This might save you some time on registration but it is not essential.
Where is the event being held?
We will be holding the event in central Westminster, London and will update participants once the venue is confirmed.