Oxford Against Cutting delivers training for professionals, lessons for school children and workshops for community groups of all ages. We have an experienced team of facilitators with expertise in FGM, ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA) and forced marriage, body image issues and gender dynamics. Our facilitators represent communities affected by these harmful practices, and some have lived experience of them.
Below you can find links to all the sessions we offer. We are also able to tailor sessions to meet the needs of your school / group, so please contact us to chat further or book a session.
Who can you tell? (body rights and sharing secrets that upset us)
FGM, Culture and Human Rights (includes basic introduction to FGM)
FGM (year 7 upwards).
Forced Marriage and HBA (year 7 upwards).
The ‘Ideal’ Beauty Standard – body image lesson (year 7 upwards).
Pornography and Cosmetic Body Alterations – body image lesson (year 10 upwards).
How pornography influences body image and intimate relations (year 10 upwards).
Sixth Form / College
The Female Genitalia – the female genitalia, including learning on FGM and Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery (FCGS)
Our workshops are primarily designed for community groups, but may also be helpful for services and professionals, so they can better understand some of the community pressures and cultural taboos which can surround these issues.
Forced Marriage and HBA
True Izzat (“izzat” meaning “honour”) Series of Workshops for South Asian communities:
Workshops can be delivered as stand alone workshops or a series, in English or Arabic. Please contact us to enquire about additional languages.
Healthy Relationships (including learning on unhealthy, abusive relationships)
Identity and Family Roles (intergenerational conversation)
Our charity offers specialist advice from an intersectional perspective on training materials and policies designed to support people affected by abuse.
We run series of Web Cafes, open to all, free of charge, to help tackle harmful practices.