Celia Jeffreys is the head of The National FGM Centre, which was set up in March 2015. The centre is led by the UK’s largest children’s charity, Barnardo’s, in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA), to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for women and
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a global issue, affecting more than 125 million girls and women in at least 29 countries. In half of the countries where FGM is practised, most girls undergo some form of genital cutting before age five. The consequences of FGM
"It is important to understand that when these people have travelled from Somalia or any other country, they bring back with them what they feel is their culture, their habits. So they do not see it is as a bad thing. For them, it is
Dr. Momoh is a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) public health specialist and campaigner for the abolition of FGM. She is of Nigerian descent and runs her own FGM clinic, The African Well Woman’s Clinic in London. She was awarded an MBE for services to women’s healthcare in
This month, the South Asian Diaspora Society at SOAS, London, hosted 'Decriminalising Minds', bringing together four young panellists to discuss South Asians and mental health. Drawing upon their professional and personal experiences, they discussed a wide range of issues, from the effects of colonial ideologies
Rachel is a postgraduate neuroscientist, and was the Vice President for Welfare and Community at King’s College London in 2015-16. She has a background in student activism and has previously held positions as a women’s officer at university.
This year, we held an open forum with
Sana was born in Pakistan and moved to Birmingham in 2005, after being forced into marriage with a British Pakistani man. She identifies as a lesbian and is currently living in London as an asylum seeker.
My husband was an alcoholic, he used to take drugs,
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, known as Lady Phyll, is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride, and Head of Campaigns at the largest civil service trade union. She describes herself as a politically engaged activist and ally for anyone who is experiencing discrimination and injustice.
Moud became a refugee from Zimbabwe over six years ago. She now works at Micro Rainbow International, an organisation that provides support to LGBT asylum seekers and refugees.
Even after they get their status, most LGBT asylum seekers are still isolated, they are still living below
Moud works at Micro Rainbow International, an organisation that seeks to tackle poverty affecting LGBTI people worldwide. In the UK, their work focuses on supporting LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees to step out of poverty.
I am a refugee from Zimbabwe. I sought asylum in the