As part of the sixteen days marking international activism on ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ Manchester City Council and its partners are hosting a one day conference on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The FGM conference will provide a starting point to progress some of these challenges whilst contributing to improving collaboration, partnership working and discourse around this harm.
The event will be held on Monday 10th December 2018 from 10:30am – 16:00pm at The British Muslim Heritage Centre.
The aim of the event is to stimulate conversations on FGM, and in particular how we engage, reach and work in partnership to tackle harmful practices. The event will also showcase examples of best practice around community engagement, work with survivors and insight into type four. It is hoped that conversations developed on the day will enable communities to be heard more widely within national discourse and identify new practical interventions for stakeholders, practioners and policy makers. The conversations emerging from the event will feed into the Cross Governmental Action Plan on ‘Ending Violence against Women and Girls’ providing localised insight and adding value to existing practice, collaboration and complex safeguarding.
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