Health, Advocacy and Art
A Panel Discussion on Ending FGM
Friday 22 July, 6 - 8:30pm
Part of Aida Silvestri’s solo exhibition Unsterile Clinic, join us for a free panel discussion marking the 2nd anniversary of the Girl Summit which was co-hosted by DIFID, UNICEF and the Home Office in 2014 to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Bringing together specialist voices from healthcare, advocacy, academia, culture and policy, each practitioner will present their urgent work in the fight to eradicate FGM, with the opportunity for the audience to join the discussion afterwards in a Q&A.
Confirmed speakers include Hilary Burrage (Writer and Consultant Sociologist), Deqa Dirie (Health Advocate and FGM activist), Aissa Edon (FGM specialist midwife, The Hope Clinic), Emma Boyd (Senior Producer, Animage Films) and Dianna Nammi (Executive Director, IKWRO) with a response from Hoda Ali (FGM Campaigner, 28toomany). They will join Aida Silvestri in conversation to discuss the complex and damaging physical, psychological and emotional effects of FGM on young girls and women
This event will provide further opportunity to explore the crucial ways in which health, advocacy and visual art meet, in working to heal the medical consequences of FGM, empower women’s voices and raise public awareness, or galvanise community action and challenge policy makers.
Part of the exhibition
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