These are safe spaces online where we hear from survivors and experts. Participants can either listen in anonymously, or take part in difficult conversations, in a non-judgemental space.
Schedule for our next Web Cafe series – September to November 2023:
Rubie Marie, Caroline Goode and Jaswant Narwal – ‘Handling cases of ‘honour’-based abuse in the police and CPS’
Dr Mohammad Mazher Idriss – Male activism and the impacts of HBA on boys and men
Sobia Afridi – Fertility
Seema Dhanak and Arifa Naeem – Mental health
Arifa Naeem and Sobia Afridi – Female Perpetrators
Fatou Badjie and Sobia Afridi – Polygamy
Elmore, Rubie Marie and Sobia Afridi – Duress
Thames Valley Police – Modern Slavery
Dr Brian Earp and Dr Fuambai Ahmadu – Should adult women be able to consent to genital alterations?
Naz Shah, MP and Seema Dhanak, from V2SEmpowerment and Sobia Afridi – Abandoned Brides
Babs Ceesay and Dr Sharon Dixon, Trustee for Oxford Against Cutting – FGM and Life Stages
Nina Aouilk and Sarnjit Kaur – “Honour”-based abuse and forced marriage
Abi Wycherley and Dot Pritchard – Pornography, Body Image and Smart Phones
Sahar Zand and Sobia Afridi- Virginity Testing and Hymenoplasty
Web Cafes on FGM, honour-based abuse and body image running from the 13th October to the 10th December. See full programme for details.
Web Cafes on FGM, honour-based abuse and body image running from the 14th May to the 16th July. See full programme for details.
Webinars on FGM, honour-based abuse and body image running from the 11th January to the 22nd March. See full programme for details.
Webinars on FGM, honour-based abuse and body image running from the 29th June to the 10th Nov. See full programme for details.
What are Oxford Against Cutting (OAC)’s online meet-ups?
We are running online weekly meetings for adult women to talk about FGM and forced marriage/honour-based abuse (HBA). You are welcome to join us if:
The meetings have been set up to share information about harmful practices, as well as friendship and mutual support.
How do I join an online meet-up?
Please email our Project Coordinator, Dot Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org and say how you know our organisation.
Our meet-ups are run using Zoom so you will need to create an account with your email address if you don’t already have one.
What if I want to join anonymously?
You will not be anonymous to our charity because we will have your email address for the meetings on Zoom, although you can make yourself less visible (see below).
How will our charity protect your information and support you?
OAC is committed to providing safe, comfortable spaces online
Our charity promises:
You can make yourself less visible to the group by:
(Click on the “Participants” button at the top of the Zoom window.
Next, hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list on the right side of the Zoom window. Click on “Rename”.
Enter the name you’d like to appear in the Zoom meeting and click on “OK”).
What if I’m worried about joining an online meeting because it will increase my risk of domestic abuse?