Animations of men talking about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) launched

on 16 February 2021

Animations have been developed providing men’s perspectives on female genital mutilation (FGM).

Campaigners have created the animation series to amplify the voices of men around the topic of FGM, providing a story-telling narrative.

Professional Policy Advisor at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Janet Fyle developed the series.

She said: “These animations provide a story-telling narrative that can enable us to break the taboo and silence of men in talking about FGM. To end FGM, we need to enlist the support and explicit participation of men to work alongside women as connected allies and advocates for change in the fight to end FGM.

“Men in FGM affected communities have a key role to play as “keepers” of their of their daughters’ health and well-being and understand the fact that in almost all circumstances, FGM is being done for their benefit and they need to speak out, and loudly, against FGM.”

The animations have been produced in partnership with the RCM, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, FORWARD, Dahlia Project, and the Community Practitioners & Health Visitors Association.

You can view these films below or on the #EndFGM YouTube channel here.

#EndFGM We Must Protect Her

#EndFGM Men Have A Role To Play