The events will include a showing of The Cutting Tradition, an award-winning documentary narrated by Meryl Streep.
The film highlights what FGM is and distinguished professionals expressing the importance of eliminating the procedure which is illegal in the UK.
Across London, the films will be exhibited alongside guest speakers to raise awareness of FGM and the SafeHands for Mothers campaign.
FGM film showings
Monday 2 November 2015
University of Westminster’s School of Media, Arts and Design
Lecture Theatre 3
University of Westminster
Guests: Producer/Director of The Cutting Tradition and Founder of SafeHands for Mothers Nancy Durrell McKenna, Africa Programme Officer for FORWARD Wossenyelesh Kifle, Reader in Communication Course Leader of MA in Media and Development, University of Westminster Dr Winston Mano and Reader in Communication; Director of Media and Communication and Doctoral Programme, University of Westminster Dr Roza Tsagarousianou.
Tuesday 17 November 2015
The Library at Willesden Green
95 High Road
Guests: Producer/Director of The Cutting Tradition and Founder of SafeHands for Mothers Nancy Durrell McKenna, Labour Councillor of Queensbury Road, Brent, Chief Whip, Labour Group Sandra Kabir and an FGM Activist and Survivor (to be announced).
Tuesday 24 November 2015
School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Guests: Producer/Director of The Cutting Tradition and Founder of SafeHands for Mothers Nancy Durrell McKenna, Human Rights Barrister, Garden Court Chambers Dexter Dias QC, FGM Specialist Midwife, Acton Africa Well Woman’s Centre Juliet Albert, Activist/Psychotherapist, Co-Founder of Daughters of Eve and the Dahlia Project Leyla Hussein, PhD Student focusing on FGM and SOAS Mary-Anne Decatur and Artist/Designer/Maker focusing on FGM Sage Townsend.
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