#mdxNoFGM: Let’s Think about Live Tweeting

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending Middlesex University’s FGM Conference. According to the NHS, “[a]n estimated 137,000 women in the UK are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM). However, the true extent is unknown, due to the “hidden” nature of the crime.” The collaborative nature of the conference reflected the need for multi-agency collaboration to end female genital mutilation in the UK (more specifically) and internationally (more broadly). Presentations by practitioners,

academics,

and the Metropolitan Police

demonstrated the ways that multiple agencies can work parallel and in concert with one another to further education and intervention for the women and girls who have been subjected to or are threatened with female genital mutilation. Continue reading “#mdxNoFGM: Let’s Think about Live Tweeting”

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