International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

6th February 2017 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Nicolson Square
Edinburgh EH8 9BX

To mark this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, the City of Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and Bright Choices are organising an event in partnership.

This event is aimed at frontline professionals across Health, the Police, Education, Social Services and the Third Sector whose work brings them in direct contact with women who have survived FGM and girls and young women at risk of the practice.

The event will include speakers who specialise in the area of work against FGM. The event will close with the launch of the new local guidelines for FGM for Edinburgh and Lothian.

Bright Choices is a partnership between Sacro, the Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council (ELREC) and the Multicultural Family Base (MCFB). The service supports individuals, families and communities affected by Honour Abuse through a range of services, including one-to-one and group practical and emotional support, mediation, outreach, awareness raising, advocacy and training for professionals.

If you would like to attend the event, please contact:

Angela Voulgari, Service Team Leader: Bright Choices
Tel: 0131 622 7500 (Ext. No.: 309)
Email: AVoulgari@sacro.org.uk