Free

Virginity Testing and Hymen Reconstruction Practices

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Online event

Event description
MEWSo is exited to offer a specialized VAWG & Harmful Practices online seminars for frontline professionals:

About this event

Although there is no scientific way to prove a girl or woman's virginity, virginity tests are carried out by private clinics across the UK. A BBC Newsbeat Investigation in 2020 identified at least 21 clinics offering such tests, as well as hymen repair surgery. Due to years of campaigning for banning the practice, the Government has agreed to ban hymen repair surgeries along with virginity tests. Yet, the practices are on the rise, with women paying up to £5k to get their virginity back.

MEWSo is the only grassroot organisation that supports women and girls affected by these practices. Our workshops welcome mothers and daughters to discuss sexual and reproductive health rights, and cultural practices popular among our communities.

Join our seminar where our founder and Director, Halaleh Taheri will talk about these harmful practices which are common among conservative communities in London and the UK, how to recognize signs of such practices and how to support affected women and girls.

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Online event

Organiser The Middle Eastern Women & Society Organisation

Organiser of Virginity Testing and Hymen Reconstruction Practices

Save This Event

Event Saved