Sing and Shout Against FGM

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

An evening devoted to supporting survivors of female genital mutilation.

Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  

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Garden Court Chambers invites you to join us on 29 October for an evening devoted to supporting survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM).

The evening will feature live music from internationally acclaimed modern jazz and soul singer Sarah Jane Morris and short plays on FGM by the BAREtruth Theatre company from their celebrated production Little Stitches (‘piercingly eloquent’ – The Independent). As well as music and drama, there will be short talks by survivors, human rights lawyers and activists, and a Q&A session.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="247"]Little Stiches The BAREtruth Theatre Company performs 'Little Stitches'[/caption]

FGM is the mutilation of the genitals of young women and girls for non-medical reasons. In the UK, 170,000 women are living with the legacy of this harmful social practice and 65,000 girls under the age of 13 are at risk of mutilation. Members of Garden Court have been prominent in writing reports to the Parliamentary Inquiry into FGM and to the UN arguing for more effective protection for girls against mutilation. We are proud to collaborate with Sarah Jane and the cast of BAREtruth to keep up the pressure for further change.

There will be a voluntary collection for one of the foremost FGM survivors’ charities, The Dahlia Project, created by leading anti-FGM activist Leyla Hussein. Dahlia creates safe spaces for survivors of mutilation, and provides counselling and psychological support. Part of the proceeds will also be donated to BAREtruth to aid their ambition of raising awareness of FGM by touring with their production.

Please note that booking is essential. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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