This Thursday 6th February, Bristol Rise will be performing our One Billion Rising flashmob dances at a Zero Tolerance to FGM day, at City Academy, Redfield.
The day is hosted by Integrate Bristol and Daughters of Eve, two charities that lead ongoing campaigns against FGM and VAWG in the UK. Christine Townsend, a trustee of Integrate Bristol says, “… there is still work to be done, the issues are still there, but the 6th of February 2013 will be about celebrating the fantastic work the young people have done and continue to do.”
The young people aim to create a culture of speaking out and challenging all forms of violence against women and girls. Bristol is very quickly becoming the leading city in the UK for work against FGM.
“We want schools to take a lead in ensuring future generations are protected against FGM” says Muna, a young trustee of the charity. “Also, when we are mentoring or leading peer education sessions, we often wish there were more resources for the workshops.”
Nimco Ali, co-founder of Daughters of Eve states “this year marks the 10th year since the FGM Act 2003 was passed, making it illegal to commit FGM outside the United Kingdom. But still we have failure not to just prosecute but also to protect girls at risk. This year the young people of Bristol will speak out and stand united not only against FGM but all forms of VAWG.
Who's invited and how to book
ANYONE who is interested in learning more about the work of young people in Bristol helping to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Just turn up on the day City Academy Bristol Feb 6th 3.30-6pm
Location: City Academy Bristol (opens in a new window)
Date: Thursday 6 February 2014, 15:30
We would love for lots of people to join in our dance to promote the flashmob. If you can come along, please contact us on facebook, or email us email@example.com.