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Forced Marriage and FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM image

 

Female genital mutilation is a form of child physical abuse.

Call the FGM helpline if you're worried that you or someone you know is at risk of, or has had, FGM.

It's free, anonymous and we're here 24/7.

0800 028 3550

 

FGM Poster for young people
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97820/poster-for-fgm.pdf


FGM Leaflet for young people
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97829/leaflet-for-fgm.pdf

 

Local factsheet for women and girls on FGM

 

Female Genital Mutilation Helpline

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline is a UK-wide service. It operates 24/7, and is staffed by specially trained child protection helpline counsellors who can offer advice, information and assistance.

Their helpline number is 0800 028 3550

FGM - new website

'Everybody's Business' is a new website launched by young people to educate their peers about FGM and what they can do to stop it.

FGM App: Petals

This new App has been created to help protect young girls and women from female genital mutilation (FGM). It includes: information about FGM; personal stories from those who have been affected; links to educational films; a quiz; and tips on how to get involved in campaigning to end the practice. it provides details of where those affected or at risk can go to get help and advice and provides access the NSPCC’s National FGM Helpline at the touch of a button. It works across most mobile devices.

http://petals.coventry.ac.uk/

The organisation, Rights of Women, has published a briefing on female genital mutilation and the law.

http://rightsofwomen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ROW-­-Legal-Guide-Female-Genital-Mutilation-final.pdf

 

“Ending FGM – its everybody’s business”

Everybody’s Business is a youth-led website that raises awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM); provides regular comment about UK and global actions to end the practice and most importantly provides space for young people to add their voice to the FGM campaign.

By acting together we can make ending FGM everybody’s business.

Sing. Shout. Smile. Laugh. Live. #EndFGM

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Forced Marriage

What is Forced Marriage?

 childline plus numberChildline are able to provide lots of useful information on forced marriage - click here to go to their website.

 

Bedfordshire Police have designed two posters on Forced Marriage

Bedfordshire Police logo

Poster one

Poster two

 

News

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website