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The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is 6 February every year. The United Nations Assembly designated the day with the aim to amplify and direct the efforts on the elimination of this practice.
In support to highlight the day and the horrific practice of FGM, IKWRO, a London-based human rights organisation for Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan women and girls living in the UK, is hosting Zero tolerance to female genital mutilation on 5 February 2024, 2 – 5 pm, in London at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.
The event brings together experts and survivors to shed light on the challenges and gaps in safeguarding women and girls globally in the context of FGM:
- Payzee Mahmod, Campaign Manager at IKWRO
- Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director of FORWARD, an African diaspora women’s rights organisation in the UK
- Mama Sylla, an FGM survivor and chairwoman of La FRATERNITE UK, a London-based registered charity
- Shamsa Araweelo, an FGM survivor and social activist
- Janet Fyle, Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Professional Policy Advisor and a Cardiff University School of Policy Law accredited Expert Witness
- Jaswant Kaur Narwal, Chief Crown Prosecutor
- Aisha K. Gill, Ph.D., CBE is Professor of Criminology at University of Bristol
- Detective Superintendent Alex Castle, Metropolitan Police and Lead Responsible Officer for Harmful Practices and co-chair of the London Harmful Practice Working Group
Speakers and attendees will engage in discussions about the pressing issues surrounding FGM such as the challenges and barriers to disclosure, reporting and prosecution and explore ways to bridge the existing gaps through policy changes, community involvement and institutional improvements.
For further information on the free event and to register, please see: Zero Tolerance to FGM Conference
Or please contact VISION Senior Research Fellow, Dr Ladan Hashemi at: email@example.com