Who’s currently tackling FGM?
There are many organisations across the UK working to tackle FGM. These might be charities or government services.
The Tackling FGM Initiative was an initiative led by four funders – Rosa, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Trust for London and Comic Relief; which funded grass roots community based prevention projects. The Tackling FGM Initiative was a 6 year initiative which provided funding for over 50 organisations in the UK.
The Home Office has been also been supporting the FGM campaign and has provided funding for grass roots organisations as well as statutory institutions including setting up the FGM Unit. In addition the Home Office has developed an FGM Resource Pack that features case studies where FGM has been experienced by girls and women in the UK, information on what local authorities can do to raise awareness of FGM in their local area, and links to support organisations, clinics and helplines that can help people who think they might be at risk. The resource pack can be accessed by clicking here.
In addition the Home Office has also developed an e-learning tool for professionals who have a safeguarding responsibilities. The e-training gives an introduction to FGM and the action that professionals should take to protect girls who may be at risk. To access the training “Recognizing and preventing FGM Training” click here.
There are also many organisations who have worked specifically with young people to develop projects, activities and resources. We have included some of these organisations and projects here.
Do you want to be involved?
If you are interested in campaigning and want to get involved in ending FGM – many of the organisations we have included may have upcoming projects and events that you could get involved in. Get in touch with them and see how you could help, support, volunteer and get involved in their efforts.
If you feel that we have missed the fantastic work of an organisation or individual please get in touch with us and let us know. We would be happy to add them to our list as we are always keen to highlight and promote positive work that is tackling FGM in the UK and is working to end the practice.