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Youth Project: #EndFGM

By Shauna from Savera UK

As part of our youth project and after the success of our Youth Led Conference in November 2018, Savera UK is working on a new project lead by the young people and it will be focusing on the issues of Female Genital Mutilation using photography and art, which will then be exhibited at different areas. This project is in partnership with the National FGM Centre, who are supporting the project and are hosting a conference raising awareness and as part of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6th February). The young people’s artwork will be exhibited at this conference.

6th February is a day of international observation for female genital mutilation (FGM) sponsored by the United Nations. As FGM is internationally recognised as a violation of human rights of girls and women, the 6th February is a day that helps us all raise awareness about this hidden crime.

The aim of this project is to educate young people about FGM and the impact it has on those affected whilst teaching them that culture can be beautiful but we can challenge harmful traditions that violate human rights. The exhibition will put a spotlight on these issues on this international day and showcase the artwork and photography skills from the young people.

The young people’s artwork will be exhibited in London as part of the National FGM Centre’s seminar for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on Wednesday 6th February 2019.


Would you like to get involved with this project?

The first session for this project will be on Saturday 19th January 2019 from 11am at Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TH where the young people will be informed about FGM, speak to survivors as well as learning coveted photography skills from a professional photographer and developing artwork with a distinguished artist and performer.

Due to the sensitivity of the topic that we are discussing during this project, it is important to highlight that we will be going into detail about the female body, what FGM is, statistics, the law and everlasting impacts it has on the survivors whilst keeping the topic culturally sensitive. Savera UK staff will always be on-hand whilst discussing these sensitive issues and will be able to support.

As this is quite a short project, there are limited spaces available and so will only be on first come first served basis. Anyone who would like to be part of this project must attend the first session on Saturday 19th January 2018 or they cannot take part.

If you would like further information about this project or would like to ask questions, then please contact Shauna at shaunal@saverauk.co.uk. 


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