Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the Classroom

Event Date: 
July 30, 2020 - 01:00pm to 02:30pm EDT

This educational webinar hosted by SAHIYO – United Against Female Genital Cutting will discuss FGM/C, debunk common misconceptions, and explore the use of nationwide classroom education as a tool for FGM/C prevention. Hear from advocates and organizations on why and how FGM/C should be taught in schools and the power of public policy to make this a reality.

Female genital mutilation/cutting affects over 200 million girls and women globally, with many more at risk of undergoing the harmful practice each year. FGM/C can cause lifelong physical, emotional, and psychological harm, yet the public is still lacking in understanding the global scope and severity of the issue. In fact, a multitude of misconceptions surround FGM/C.

Speakers will include the following:

  • Mariya Taher, co-founder and U.S. executive director of Sahiyo;

  • Hunter Kessous, programs intern for Sahiyo;

  • Angela Peabody, Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation;

  • Richard Black, former Virginia senator; and

  • Gabriela Uro, Council of the Great City Schools.