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.
We’ll hear from speakers and collaborate using the tried and tested approach of workshops and discussion but also by using new 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)
Sonita Pobi, National FGM Centre (Barnardos)
Fahma Mohamed, Youth Member of Integrate Bristol, leader of the Guardian EndFGM campaign
Cecily Mwaniki, Co-founder of Utulivu
What you will get from attending this seminar:
A broader understanding and perspectives about the challenges in 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 specific outputs agreed on the day
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
We do not have an age limit for this event. While we will be discussing a sensitive issue this is something that particularly affects girls and young people, so we want to hear your voice.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 an accessible location in Westminster, London and will update participants once the venue is confirmed.