Arc news: February 2015
FGM school staff training with Leyla Hussein
Arc is joining forces with Leyla Hussein – prominent anti-FGM Campaigner, survivor and 2014 BAFTA nominee to deliver groundbreaking new Female Genital Mutilation training to school staff.
With four secondary school INSETS open to all school staff taking place in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Havering this March, Leyla will be joining Arc’s Education Director Natalie Smith to raise awareness of the criminal practise estimated to already be affecting more than 66,000 women living in the UK.
Thanks to new funding awarded to develop and deliver training to school staff by Rosa’s FGM Small Grants Programme supported by Comic Relief, Leyla and Natalie will be presenting their powerful new training resource, which aims to dispel the myths and taboos surrounding FGM.
Barking & Dagenham INSETS will take place on:
- Monday 9 March 2015 at Jo Richardson Community School, Dagenham, and
- Tuesday 31 March 2015 at Eastbury Comprehensive School, Barking
Havering INSETS will take place on:
- Tuesday 10 March 2015 at CEME Innovations Centre, Rainham, and
- Tuesday 17 March 2015 at Marshalls Park School, Romford
Arc’s INSETS will frame FGM within the context of human rights and violence against woman and girls, raising awareness of prevalence, types, consequences, criminal status and legal implications. This specially devised training will also highlight how FGM fits under Child Protection and Safeguarding, how to recognise signs, signposting where to go for help and how to report potential cases.
Places are FREE OF CHARGE, but strictly limited and filling up fast, and must be booked in advance with Arc Theatre – contact Nita Bocking or Theresa Snooks on 020 8595 8509. Content will be the same for each INSET - please let us know your date preference.
This Secondary training is funded by Rosa, while funding to deliver Primary staff INSETS in the summer has also been awarded to Arc by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) - watch this space for dates and details...
About Leyla Hussein
Leyla is a Psychotherapist/Lead Campaigner and Consultant, Co-Founder Of Daughters Of Eve, Hawa's Haven and Dahlia's Project. Her documentary ‘The Cruel Cut’ with Channel 4 on FGM in the UK was nominated for a BAFTA in 2014, The Amnesty Media Awards 2014, and Best Onscreen Talent category for the CDN Awards 2014.