The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is helping to raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation through a series of animated films.
The short animations were produced and developed in partnership with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the Royal College of General Practitioners, FGM survivors, non-government organisations and other community partners.
Across the next two weeks, the RCM will be showing informative images across Facebook and Twitter, promoting the animations, before they are formally presented to parliament on Tuesday 12 September 2017.
Commenting on the animations, Professional Policy Advisor at the RCM, Janet Fyle, said: “We are incredibly proud of these animated films by using creative images and to raise awareness and during week two the RCM will share exclusive clips from the animation series.
“The scripts for each short animation were derived from the survivors themselves, who spoke emotively of the impact FGM has had on their current physical and psychological health as well as relationships.”
Each short film will conclude with a message to urge the UK Government to act on ending FGM and that the films will be widely available from Tuesday 12 September 2017 through the RCM’s YouTube channel.
Around 137,000 women are known to be affected by FGM in England and Wales.
UPDATE: You can watch the animation series on the #EndFGM YouTube channel here.
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