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Invitation: Talk „What do you know about FGM”?

CHANGE Agent Habiba Al-Hinai. Photo: © Martin FunckCHANGE Agent Habiba Al-Hinai. Photo: © Martin Funck

What? Talk with TDF CHANGE Agent Habiba Al-Hinai

When? 27th November 2019 at 5 PM

Where? Ramlerstr. 28a, 13355 Berlin, (near Gesundbrunnen)

Sign up as an attendant by 20 November 2019 via E-Mail to kirsch@schildkroete-berlin.de or by calling +4915901360277.

TERRE DES FEMMES and Schildkröte GmbH invite you to join CHANGE Agent Habiba Al-Hinai’s fourth and last Behavioural Change Activity within the framework of the Let’s CHANGE Project to end Female Genital Mutilation. The Talk and the following discussion will be held in English, however translations to German and Arabic are possible.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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„breaking blades“ – Exhibition and Book about Genital Mutilation in Germany

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According to TERRE DES FEMMES‘ Dunkelzifferstatistik (Shadow statistics) 2018, there are 64.800 women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and are living in Germany. Besides, 15.500 girls are estimated to be at risk.

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Let’s CHANGE Press Conference: 70.000 women in Germany affected by female genital mutilation

Photo: © Martin Funck f.l.t.r. standing: Colette Tchoumbou, Habiba Al-Hinai, Charlotte Weil, Christa Stolle, Yanick Djouboussie, Sana Diedhiou; f.l.t.r.sitting: Carolin Pranz, Martha Waithaka, Ferawaty Simanjuntak-Soltmann. Photo: © Martin Funck

On the eve of the International Day of the Girl Child, TERRE DES FEMMES invited journalists and media to talk about the increasing prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe and Germany. FGM is a global phenomenon that constitutes a severe violation of the human rights of girls and women worldwide. Those affected oftentimes suffer long-term physical and psychological damages.

TERRE DES FEMMES urgently calls for action: awareness and sensitization on female genital mutilation, through projects such as Let’s CHANGE, is more important than ever!

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Community Event des Let’s CHANGE Projekts

CHANGE Agent Sekou Kaba while giving a presentation about FGM and Let's CHANGE. Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMESCHANGE Agent Sekou Kaba while giving a presentation about FGM and Let's CHANGE. Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMES

Celebrating the first completed year of the EU-funded project “Let’s CHANGE”, the project’s CHANGE Agents and Trainers invited their community members, friends, and families to have community party on Saturday, 24 August 2019. The community party was meant to celebrate the CHANGE Agents’ and Trainers’ successes in the project, while at the same time, giving the members of the various diaspora communities the chance to get to know each other, network and receive information about “female genital mutilation” (FGM). 

The party took place at “Radio – The Label Bar” in Berlin-Friedrichshain, which offered a cozy and relaxed atmosphere for the event. Due to the summer heat, the guests were able to sit outside and connect, while enjoying their cold drinks and food from the colorful buffet.

 

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Community Picnic at Thaipark Berlin

BCA-participants at Fera Simanjuntak-Soltmann's community picnic. Photo: © Fera Simanjuntak-SoltmannBCA-participants at Fera Simanjuntak-Soltmann's community picnic. Photo: © Fera Simanjuntak-Soltmann

On Sunday, 28th July 2018, Fera Simanjuntak-Soltmann’s first self-organized Behavioural Change Activity (BCA) took place in bright summer weather. BCAs are activities organized in the context of the EU-funded Let’s CHANGE Project, with the goal to educate and sensitize relevant diaspora communities on the topic of FGM.

To this end, the CHANGE Agent (CA) Fera Simanjuntak-Soltmann invited a group of Indonesian Students to a big picnic with Indonesian food at Thaipark in Berlin Wilmersdorf. A total of 14 participants gathered at the park, including the TERRE DES FEMMES supervisor of the department for FGM, Idah Nabateregga, and the CA Samreen Suliman.

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