Understanding FGM: A workshop for Somali & African men, and the community

An estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM), which is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

This Sunday, our workshop will be structured as an orientation geared towards outreaching, educating, and raising the awareness to Somali and African men on the practice, cultural background and health consequences of FGM. However, I encourage everyone to attend, and to also invite your other Somali and African male friends who you think would be interested in learning more about FGM. “Breaking the Silence: A Safe Haven for Women” is planning to hold two workshops each month–one for women and the other for men. Starting in April, workshops will be held at The Springfield Institute (32-34 Hampden Street). 

Sunday, March 29th, 2-5PM, at the Al-Baqi Islamic Center (148 Fort Pleasant Ave., Springfield, MA 01008, ph: 413-732-9288).

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2 Responses

  1. […] workshop in Springfield, on March 29th, was a great success. (For more about the workshops, see this earlier post.) We were blessed to be able to use the Al-Baqi Islamic Center. The priest there, Imam Rasul […]

  2. […] women–all Somali Bantu–convened at The Springfield Institute on Easter Sunday to discus FGM, cultural sensitivity, and getting used to life in the US. The women’s group was facilitated […]

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