Tackling FGM in Haringey

My role: Conference Organiser, Chief of Staff to Lynne Featherstone MP

In order to raise awareness and tackle FGM in the local area, I arranged a first-of-its-kind conference on behalf of the MP.

The conference, which took place at Hornsey School for Girls, was attended by over 100 health, social care, education, police and community professionals from across north London. The aim was to encourage joined up working between frontline workers, in order to spot the girls most vulnerable.

The conference was opened by Lynne Featherstone MP, and included speeches from survivors and campaigners Nimco Ali and Alimatu Dimonekene. During the opening session, students from Hornsey School for Girls presented a dramatic piece.

Throughout the day, the attendees were split into smaller groups. They discussed the work already being done to end FGM, and how the different sectors could work together to spot warning signs and protect girls.

The conference received local press coverage, and the video above reached over 50,000 local residents on social media.