Our campaign against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

 

Join our ‘Together We Can, Let’s Protect Our Girls.’ Campaign.

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Do you suspect someone practising FGM?

  FGM is not a taboo

   FGM destroys the childhoods of    girls and women. We need to end     FGM so girls can live in dignity, free   from violence, and realize their full potential.

FGM is child abuse

FGM is still a hidden crime, it is illegal to practice because it is a violation of human rights

FGM is dangerous to the health of women & girls, and can have long-term health consequences (click here to find more information)

FGM is illegal in many countries, including the UK, but because the laws are not always enforced, and many people in rural communities are unaware of them, the practice still goes on.

TOGETHER AGAINST FGM

Violence against women and girls ends here

You are not alone, you don’t suffer alone, we here always here to support and help you.

Forms of violence against women and girls

There are 1.1 billion young girls worldwide, many of whom face challenges and violence.

These can take many forms such as:

  • Child marriage
  • Child poverty
  • Child labour
  • Domestic abuse
  • Adolescent pregnancies
  • Trafficking
  • Rape
  • Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Simply because they are girls.

Violence against girls and women has its roots in gender inequality and discrimination – and negative norms or practices that result from these. These unnatural experiences are a violation of their human rights, it removes their childhood innocence, and in the worst cases, causes immense pain and sometimes death. Violence against girls crosses culture, ethnicity, and economic status.

We know that violence does not begin with a conflict or an emergency, but any existing levels of violence against women and girls do increase during these times.

UNICEF estimates that an adolescent girl dies every 10 minutes as a direct result of violence.

Our campaign’s mission aims:

 

1-      To send a powerful message that communities should protect children from people who conduct this horrific practice, as it is child abuse, and will not be tolerated in the UK

2-     To empower girls to know their rights, break the silence and speak up, and work to reduce the circumstances that can lead to female genital mutilation

3-     To collaborate with communities and faith leaders to protect girls from FGM

4-     To help to end FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and to end violence against women globally

5-     To end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want

6-     To work with politicians to take a stand to help eradicate the horrific crime of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Our campaign aims:

 

Our campaign aims to Educate, Empower and Enable.

Our duty is to empower vulnerable girls to break the silence and SAY NO to mothers, aunts, grandmother, say no to men and elders.

To educate girls, women, boys, politicians, religious leaders and perpetrators that it is a global issue.

We will train our women to form Women’s Watch Groups to report cases of FGM or any other violence against women and girls. 

Get help

There are also other ways to access help:

If you feel you may be at risk of or have experienced it, FGM, Refuge is here to support you. Contact us

We provide specialist support to survivors of FGM and outreach services.

If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm dial 999 immediately

If you are abroad and require help or advice, or you are worried about someone being taken abroad, call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at +44 (0) 20 7008 1500

If you need to access support or need a safe place to stay, call the Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247

If you believe a child is at risk, please contact your local Children’s Social Care service or the police

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111 or use a non-traceable form at www.crimstoppers-uk.org

To report an FGM crime anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

If you need information or support: NSPCC FGM helpline 0800 028 3550 or email [email protected]; Forward +44 (0)20 8960 4000

If you have experienced FGM and require medical attention speak to your GP or local NHS specialist FGM clinic directly

You can find the contact details for the NHS specialist clinics here

 

Counselling and Advocacy Services

STN is a black and minority (BME) led women’s organisation that offers specialist support around forced marriage, violence against women and girls, and related issues. We have a wealth of expertise in dealing with issues such as forced marriage and domestic violence.Our staff are familiar with many of the concerns that women may have including fears for safety, feelings of general emotional distress, health issues, financial issues, as well as anxieties about the future.

We offer

* We are now offering Face to face advocacy and support for victims and survivors of Forced marriage and honor-based abuse and forced marriage.

* Confidential emotional support using an empathic, non-judgmental, victim focussed approach.

* Experts recognise the risks of these issues and can assess accordingly.

* Assistance accessing relevant services/organisations using a multi-agency approach with both voluntary and statutory organisations.

* Someone who can speak to professionals on the victim/survivor’s behalf when they feel they cannot themselves.

* A professional who can advocate professionals in order to ensure specific risks are understood and handled correctly in accordance with the statutory guidelines.

*Victim support when working with professionals.

*Multi-agency partnership working.

* We provide free child protection; Safeguarding and FGM and other related training. Contact us.

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Discover how you can help raise awareness and affect change through campaigning. Whether you have lived experience of any of the issues mentioned, or are just looking to do your bit to improve the lives of Women & Young People in your community, you have the power to make a difference. 

Sign up to Skills & Training Network’s Campaign Network for details about our campaigns and how you can get involved. Whether it’s signing a petition, writing a letter or sharing your own experiences – you decide how much time and commitment you spend on campaigning. 

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