Female genital mutilation (FGM)

A three year strategy for tackling FGM in Hackney and the City of London was published in 2016. 2 This multi-agency strategy promotes the welfare of girls and women by reducing the risk of FGM through local education and leadership and prevention initiatives, and brings partner organisations together to provide protection and support for those who have undergone FGM. This includes guidance for health professionals on reporting FGM.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) and domestic violence

The Big Lottery has awarded £750,000 for the Hackney Women’s Haven project, which will run for four years.

The project aims to fill the gaps in services for African heritage women and girls affected by domestic violence or FGM. Key features of the project include:

  • a single point of contact for services users
  • raising public awareness
  • enabling services users to have a voice
  • achieving a wider reach within and across communities and sectors to generate visibility about African heritage women and girls experiences of violence.

References

  1. “Tackling & Preventing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – City and Hackney Strategy 2015-2018,” Hackney Council and City of London Corporation, 2016
  2. “Tackling & Preventing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – City and Hackney Strategy 2015-2018,” Hackney Council and City of London Corporation, 2016