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Savera UK: International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM Event

Film and Dialogue on Female Genital Mutilation

On the 6th February, Savera UK with support and partnership with Merseyside Police, will be holding an evening seminar with a film screening followed by a panel discussion.

This event is part of the International Zero Tolerance day of female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice that has been recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. The film that will be shown is the award-winning 2005 film Dunia (Kiss Me Not on the Eyes), written and directed by Lebanese filmmaker and journalist Jocelyne Saab. The film doesn’t just touch on the horrific practice of Female Genital Mutilation; it presents a complex picture of how gender and class intersect in and put pressure on a young Egyptian woman. Marriage, studies, and family history all come to bear on her life journey, which reaches a crisis point when a neighbour’s child is forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation against her and her mother’s will.

The panel will include a representative from the FGM Unit, Merseyside police, The Open University, Forward and the community. It will be chaired by Anahid Kassabian, a film and media scholar This is an opportunity to bring professionals and the community to have a dialogue on issues that impact us and our families, including FGM and other related issues.

For booking: Tickets for this event are FREE.

6th February 2018, 5-9pm at Fact Picturehouse, Wood St, Liverpool, L1 4DQ

For further information, please send an email to shaunal@saverauk.co.uk

Please note: places are limited; if you book and do not attend or cancel on the day, there will be a cancellation charge of £20. This donation will go to Savera UK’s work with survivors of domestic abuse and harmful practices FGM.

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