Mojatu Foundation is leading the celebration of the 1st anniversary since Nottingham City became the first City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK. The event, to be held on
11th February 2022, from 9.30 am to 1.00pm,
will be marked with a FGM Conference.
Global efforts have accelerated progress towards the elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM)for the past decade.
This year’s theme is “Accelerating Investment to End FGM” — calling for support for programmes to provide services and response for those affected and those at risk; in developing and enforcing laws, and fortifying institutional capacity to eliminate the practice.
This event marks the FGM Zero Tolerance Day 2022, an awareness day that takes place on February 6, as part of international efforts to eradicate FGM in the world. Mojatu Foundation works with FGM survivors and communities affected by FGM in safeguarding girls and women at risk of FGM and supporting the survivor, We engage these individuals, communities and other partners and stakeholders in raising awareness and tackling FGM, in the UK and Internationally.
This year’s event reminds this urgency and calls organizations and individuals to intensify and improve cooperation, efforts and commitments for the eradication of this crime within our generation as well as raising awareness.
The conference will bring together experts, practitioners, professionals, survivors and community members working towards gender equality and the elimination of FGM, and will discuss actual initiatives and concrete ways in which grassroot organizations and professionals can work together to effectively put an end to FGM.
Attendees include political, community and faith leaders, partners, charities and other organisations tackling FGM and individuals and well-wishers.
Some important facts about FGM include:
- It comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical
- Over 200 million girls and women worldwide have undergone FGM.
- 103,000 women aged15 to 49 are living with consequences of FGM in England and Wales.
- In the UK, an estimated 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk of FGM each year.
- 1,230 cases have been reported in the Midlands from April 2020 to March 2021