19 March 2015 Conference.

May 19, 2015

19 March 2015 Conference

Protecting against Female Genital Mutilation and caring for survivors: How to develop and implement FGM services and safeguarding measures in the NHS in your region

Department of Health and NHS England: FGM Prevention Programme and the Home Office’s FGM Unit Thursday, 19 March 2015 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT) Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford Against Cutting supported young anti-FGM champions from Cheney School and Cherwell School to present at this high-profile conference in Oxford. The young team explained how professionals and peers can use a booklet about FGM they have created which will be published soon. The group also showed the audience some of the winning artwork from the anti-FGM art competition that they had helped run and talked about the feelings of a survivor of FGM. The conference was attended by some 200 people. Clare Robertson, Consultant Community Paediatrician and an anti-FGM strategy lead in Oxford said “It was a brilliant way to end the day and very powerful to see young people being such effective anti-FGM Champions”.

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