Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Road. Bristol BS2 8YH
Girls@Risk Of FGM Conference.
We’re a community organisation based in Bristol. We are a all female only group working to address concerns of women and children in ethnic minority communities living in and around Bristol.
Aim: This is a big lottery founded project that aims to create awareness of the risks of female Genital Mutilation in prevalence communities in Bristol . This process will bring together community groups and organisations ,health professionals,and the police to work as a team in tackling the risk of female Genital Mutilation in prevalence communities in Bristol.
Three million girls in Africa undergo FGM each year (UNICEF,2013). Des
pite being in an outlawed practice in UK, FGM is still practice in the country and sometimes girls are taken back to their home country to undergo FGM. There is a still a strong evidence that FGM is still an issue in Bristol. (http://decipher.uk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/E1-Nicola-Bowtell-FGM.pdf)
FGM is practice mainly in Africa. Studies have reaffirmed that many sectors need to work collaboratively including health social, education, community groups and organisations and the police to integrate a better understanding of FGM into it’s policies and services to meet the needs of those affected and to eliminate this human rights violation.
SWIG will produce culturally appropriate FGM information and will develop network with schools and local communities and groups for preventing FGM and minimising the risk for young girls.