UK initiatives

These are some of the UK projects/organisations working to support those affected by FGM and to end the practice

Dahlia Project is a specialist service for women who have undergone FGM. The project offers s safe space for women and girls and runs a support group or one to one counselling for survivors of FGM.

Daughters of Eve is a non-profit organisation that works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation 

Forward (Foundation for Women's health Research and Development) is an African Diaspora women led UK-registered campaign and support charity dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the sexual and reproductive helath and rights of African girls and women

IKWRO is an Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation which provides advice and support to Middle Eastern women and girls living in the UK who are facing 'honour' based violence, domestic abuse, forced marriage or female genital mutilation

Manor Gardens Health Advocacy Service in North London help people from new communities improve their health and reduce the risk of FGM

NSPCC FGM HelpLine - anyone worried about a child being a victim of FGM can ring this helpline 0800 028 3550 for  confidential advice or support or email them on fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

Orchid Project is a UK based charity campaigning to end female genital cutting globally

Trust for London FGM Initiative supporting community-based prevention work within FGM affected communities in England and Wales

Oxford Against Cutting is a rights-based group working to help prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) of girls and women living in Oxfordshire through awareness raising, sharing of information, survivor support and the development of projects to empower young people.

Integrate Bristol is a charity formed to help with the integration of young people and children who have arrived from other countries and cultures. They also campaign against all forms of Violence and Abuse Against Women and Girls, (VAAWG), and promote gender equality; they aim to raise awareness and education around these issues through creative projects. 

Mojatu Foundation is a charity that transforms communities through media, gender equality, health and training. Mojatu Foundation supports FGM survivors to cope and empowers them to share their stories, gain confidence and knowledge to safeguard other girls and women and voice their concerns. 

The National FGM Centre is a partnership between Barnardo’s and the Local Government Association (LGA) to achieve a systems change in the provision of services for girls and women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM). Funded initially by the Department of Education as part of its Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme, the Centre works closely with key partners from Local Authorities, Health, Education, Police, and the voluntary sector to achieve its vision and aims. 

DARF is Scotland’s FGM Charity (website under construction)  

 

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