We are pleased to invite you to our “International Conference: Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Together,” scheduled for 3rd September 2015 in Nottingham, United Kingdom. This Conference is organised by Mojatu Foundation in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Nottingham City Safeguarding Board, Nottinghamshire County Safeguarding Board, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and other organisations tackling FGM.
Mojatu Foundation is a community organisation based in Nottingham. We have been raising awareness, sensitising communities and empowering survivors to be the driving force for tackling FGM by giving them a voice and engaging them in discussions, decision making and events aimed at tackling FGM.
The key people involved in the planning of this conference are FGM survivors themselves supported by the Community FGM Steering Group initiated by Mojatu Foundation to support the efforts to safeguard and protect children at risk and also support survivors living with FGM.
The following themes will be addressed and explained by experts in their fields working in different parts of the world including Africa, UK and other parts of Europe.
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment
- Training, education & research
- Language, arts and culture
This conference will bring together local, national and international speakers and delegates comprising of FGM survivors, FGM campaigners, members of the practicing communities, religious leaders, local authorities, health and education specialist, women’s organisations, the police, journalists, and other multi-disciplinary professionals. The conference is a fantastic network opportunity for the above groups and also an opportunity to learn from others.
The realities of FGM will be brought to life by personal accounts of survivors living with consequences of FGM and their journeys to protect and safeguard those at risk and support other survivors.
The conference is a follow-up of the national FGM conference that took place in February 2015 and will explore the work being done in tackling FGM and will also explore good practices from other organisations tackling FGM within the UK and beyond.
During the conference, the Mojatu FGM Logo, now adopted as a symbol of local coordinated work by the City and County FGM Strategy Board including the City and County Safeguarding Boards will be launched. The local referral pathway being developed by the board will also be launched.
The conference will also chart the way forward towards ending FGM using innovative online training platforms and other approaches that can be used globally to tackle FGM.
Details of the conference:
Date: 3rd September 2015
Venue: Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK. NG1 4BU
Networking reception: 17.00-19.00
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
1. FGM survivors
2. FGM campaigners and activists
3. Religious leaders
4. Young people and youth workers- 18 years and above
5. Commissioning managers / leads
6. Safeguarding leads/LSCB members
7. The Police
8. FGM Trust leads
9. Health and Wellbeing Board chairs / Public Health leads
10. Local authority leads /councillors/MPs
11. Community groups & 3rd sector organisations
12. GPs, midwives, nurses, health visitors, school nurses, teachers, school governors, others
13. Other multi-disciplinary professionals and individuals interested in FGM
Lunch, snacks and all day refreshments will be provided.
This is a “ticket only’ event, please ensure you bring your ticket and present it at the registration desk on the day. Please reserve a place on this eventbrite page.
Professionals can book through our online system. The early bird tickets for professionals closes on 17/08/2015 and the full cost will apply from 18/08/2015. Please book a place in good time as places are getting filled very quickly to avoid dissapointment.
Community members/groups should email/ring us to book their free places asap.
To ensure we reach out to the community, this conference will be free for members of the community through community organisations. However donations are welcome to support our work as we are a small grassroot organisation run by a few part-time individuals and volunteers.
If you do not want to be filmed or photographed, please let us know and ensure you have spoken to someone at the reception on the day as well.
Should you no longer be able to attend, kindly let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the ticket to somebody else. Any bookings canceled within 24 hours will be chargeable.
We look forward to welcoming you in Nottingham!