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DV the FGM Building Capacity & Community Integration


Awareness Campaign on the dangers of FGM & Children's Safeguarding in the Diaspora

One of our goals is to ensure that the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in our diaspora communities are safe from the harmful practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the Safeguarding of children that a most at risk of the practice of FGM in our communities. With your generous donations/funding and volunteering efforts, you have the capacity to help us in our endeavour to end the practice of FGM through awareness campaigns and workshops. 

It was against this backdrop that Kombo Sillah Association through funding from the Big Lottery organised a conference on FGM and Children's Safeguarding at St Werburghs Centre in Bristol.

The conference was themed on FGM prevention in schools and organised in collaboration with Safeguarding in Education.

Speakers include:

Jacalyn Mathers MBE 
Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children 
Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group


Henry Chan
School Safeguarding Advisor (East Central)


Angela Evans
Manager of the Asylum team in Bristol


Leanne Pook
Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Detective Chief Inspector (Manage South)/Force Lead FGM


Layla Ismail
FORWARD Bristol FGM Community Project Coordinator


Amie Touray
Community Health Advocate

The conference also had interviews and filming by Channel Four Television

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