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A new approach to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the EU

REPLACE 2 Project Updates: 7th April 2015

Project progress 

Nearly all of the partners have finished delivering their interventions and have been busy collecting their evaluation data. Katherine travelled over to Rotterdam to join the Somali women who took part in the project to celebrate the end of the project. 



Events & conferences 

On the afternoon of March 9th FORWARD took part in this year's International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations at London’s City Hall. This year the topic was ‘Women Who Inspire’.  The event was organised by the Mayor of London’s office responsible for women’s issues and the engagement of London women. The event showcased 5 charities that are working with women across a variety of areas. FORWARD was represented by the Head of UK Programmes and one of our REPLACE project Community Champions, who spoke about her experience of FGM and the impact of the training from FORWARD as part of the REPLACE 2 project. She now engages with her community and family in campaigning to end FGM. 

Dr Yussif Alhassan presented at the annual Health and Life sciences conference at Coventry University this month. He presented the evidence gathered from three European countries involved in the REPLACE 2 project on the drivers and influencers of FGM. 

Prof Hazel Barrett gave a presentation on the REPLACE Community readiness to end FGM Index on 7th March 2014 at Oxford University.

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Hazel also delivered a workshop at the Marmot City Coventry County Council event at the transport museum. Hazel gave an overview of FGM and how to engage with the communities affected by FGM, giving examples form the REPLACE 2 project. 

Dr Katherine Brown & Kayleigh Kwah will be delivering an interactive workshop at the BASPCAN 'New Directions in Child Protection and Wellbeing: making a real difference to children's lives' conference next week.