National Conversations and Best Practice on FGM

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Published date: 
Tuesday, 4th December 2018

On Monday 10 December from 10.30am – 4pm, 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 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.

This event is supported by The British Muslim Heritge Centre, Manchester City Council and partners. 

The day will comprise of a choice of four workshops: Designer Vaginas-vs-Cosmetic Surgery, Type 4, Community Enaggement and Cross Govermental Action Plan. Please indicate on the breifing pack which workshop you would like to attend. 

The event is being offered free of charge to community groups and their service users. A charge of £20 per delegate place will be payable for any practitioners or stakeholders places reserved. If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone re the above event please contact Shazia Awan 0161 234 3252/07940751877 or by email on

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