City of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation - Nottingham Model to go Global.
Tuesday 25th October 2016, at 18:00 - 19:30, Committee Room 10, House of Parliament, Westminster, London, SW1 0AA.
INVITE ONLY EVENT
FGM often affects survivors physically, emotionally and psychologically. There is need for an increased understanding of the complex mental health needs affecting women who have experienced FGM, especially those affected by other issues such as forced migration, who make the bulk of our service users. FGM survivors, many of whom are also refugees and asylum seekers are affected by trauma and mental health needs thereby leading to increase in demand for provisions of culturally appropriate mental health services.
On 12th September 2016, Nottingham City Council declared Nottingham the first Zero Tolerant city to FGM in the UK. As we join hands in celebrating this superb accomplishment. Mojatu Foundation supported by our ambassador the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris, are working together to encourage other cities to follow suit and make the UK, a Zero Tolerant country.
Legal Consultant & Director, Godiva Law, specialising in National & International Family Law, with 15 years expertise in legal issues on FGM, forced marriages, domestic violence, international child abduction and children law matters. Terri is a resolution accredited solicitor in Private Children Law and Domestic violence.
Associate Professor and Director of Global Engagement in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Catrin has expertise in community-led health promotion focusing on migrant populations, women’s rights and the cultural context of healthcare.
Dr Abe was born in Uganda and attended Medical School at Makerere University. She completed her medical degree at Manchester University Medical School as a refugee.
Dr Abe is an associate member of the All Parliamentary Party Group on FGM and an FGM specilialist and activist supporting FGM survivors. She advises FGM organisations within and outside the UK.
Lilian has been the MP for Nottingham South since 2010, having previously been a UNISON organiser in the East Midlands. She has spoken at Mojatu Foundation's international FGM conference in 2015 and has supported the work of Mojatu Foundation by raising questions in Parliament, on its behalf . Lilian was also instrumental in helping to make Nottingham the first zero tolerant city to FGM, in the UK.
Sarah was elected the first woman MP for Rotherham in 2012. Passionate about working with communities as well as young people to give them better access to opportunities. She has led high-profile inquiries into the effectiveness of current child sexual exploitation legislation, which has resulted in a change in the law. Furthermore she has openly challenged the government on its record on preventing FGM in the UK.
Veronica is an Executive Coach and Mentor, a Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Patron of the Nottingham Community FGM Steering Group and Trustee of Mojatu Foundation.
She has worked for over 25 years to support children, families and communities in difficult social and personal difficulties thus improving their overall welfare.