FGM: When 'Tradition' is violation

A one-day symposium in the Old Vicarage at the University of Chester, Monday 3rd November 2014

This is the first meeting of its kind ever to take place in Chester.

'From left to right -Speakers and organisers from the FGM Symposium : 'When Tradition becomes Violation', held on 3rd November 2014. From left to right Co- organiser and Chair, Dr. Emma Rees, Dr. Sharon Morley, Key note speaker Doras Akeju OBE, Afrah Qassim, Key note speaker Dexter Dias QC and co-organiser and speaker Caroline Chappell.
'From left to right -Speakers and organisers from the FGM Symposium : 'When Tradition becomes Violation', held on 3rd November 2014. From left to right Co- organiser and Chair, Dr. Emma Rees, Dr. Sharon Morley, Key note speaker Doras Akeju OBE, Afrah Qassim, Key note speaker Dexter Dias QC and co-organiser and speaker Caroline Chappell.
Link to FGM: When 'Tradition' is violation event
Monday, 3rd November, 2014
10:00 - 17:30
The Vicarage, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, CH1 4BJ.

Symposium Delegates

Symposium Delegates

 

Organised by:

Emma Rees (e.rees@chester.ac.uk) and Caroline Chappell (c.chappell@chester.ac.uk)

 

Supported by:

Chester’s Talking Bodies Project and FRED (Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity)

 

Speakers include:

  • Caroline Chappell, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Chester
  • Jak Lynch, Senior Commissioning Manager, Sexual Health, Birmingham City Council
  • Sharon Morley, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Chester
  • Afrah Qassim, Community Development Worker, Women, Children and Young People Lead at Inclusion Matters, Liverpool
  • Emma Rees, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Chester

 

With keynotes from:

  • Dorcas Akeju, OBE, Retired Midwife – Campaigner against FGM; Chair, Liverpool FGM and Women’s Advisory Group
  • And, dependent on availability, Dexter Dias, QC.

 

Additional information:

  • There will be vegetarian refreshments throughout the day, which will run from 10am to around 5.30pm.
  • There will also be a screening and discussion of the recent short FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) awareness film made by Leyla Hussein and Bridget Christie.

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