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Tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Workshop - Provided by Leyla Husse...

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1 Linton Road

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IG11 8HG

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This workshop raises awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), how to identify and how to support those who have been or are at risk of being affected.

Objectives include:

  • To develop an understanding of FGM and it roots
  • To demonstrate knowledge of how to identify and support those that are affected
  • To understand FGM from a safeguarding context
  • To understand how to engage with practicing communities

Who is providing this workshop:

Leyla Hussein a trained Psychotherapist and a multi-award winning campaigner on FGM and gender rights. She co-founded Daughters Of Eve who are working to protect girls and young women at risk from FGM. She advises the UK-wide Tackling FGM Initiative, Desert Flower Foundation and the Honor Dairies organisation.

She sits on Her Majesty’s Inspectorate Of Constabulary advisory group on Honour Based Violence. Leyla Hussein is also a Community facilitator at Manor Gardens, where she now runs Dahlia Project which she set up in 2013: it is the only counselling service for FGM survivors in the EU. Her documentary “The Cruel Cut” with Channel 4 on FGM in the UK was nominated for a Bafta in 2014, The Amnesty Media Awards 2014 and Best Onscreen Talent category for the CDN Awards 2014 and Broadcaster award 2015.

She successfully lobbied at a political level and her e-petition 'Stop FGM in the UK Now' gathered over 100,000 signatures, triggering a much needed debate in Parliament on FGM in the UK. She was subsequently called in to give evidence at the Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the matter.

Who Should Attend:

Tickets are provided on a first come first served basis and are available to all statutory and non-statutory agencies providing services in Barking and Dagenham. Community and Voluntary Sector leads are most welcome, and professionals who work from both operational and strategic directives are encouraged to attend.

Cancellations:

Please be aware that this event is provided by London Borough Barking and Dagenham and is free to attend. Interest is anticipated to be high and therefore non-attendence, or cancellation with less that 48 hours notice, will incur a £50 fee unless the place can be filled.



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