Female Genital Mutilation: A Southwark Perspective
March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Community Southwark is delighted to have teamed up with female genital mutilation (FGM) campaigning charity, 28 Too Many, to deliver a dynamic and educational one day workshop on the subject of FGM.
FGM is a harmful traditional practice involving the cutting or removal of the external female genitalia that has been taking place for over 2000 years. It is estimated that 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation. Furthermore, there are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation every year.
At this workshop attendees will have the opportunity to explore the available research and data on the topic both worldwide and specifically in Southwark and the surrounding areas. The different types of FGM will be explained as well as the often complex reasons given for the practice. During the session you will also be made aware of training tools that local organisations can use to bring about effective change at a community level.
This event is targeted at Southwark organisations and places will be offered free of charge. We will have a limited number of spaces for organisations outside of Southwark available for £30.00. Please ensure that you book correctly if outside of Southwark. If you have booked incorrectly we may cancel your booking or contact you to reallocate you in the correct category.