Sacred Bodies FGM Project is a part of a nationwide initiative to tackle FGM, which is funded by Trust for London, Esmee Fairbairn and Rosa. Sacred bodies FGM project is one of the projects run by Africa Advocacy Foundation, a community based charity promoting access and participation of marginalised and disadvantaged people in the uptake and delivery of health, education and other social welfare services.
Sacred Bodies Project aims to create awareness, empower and educate men, women and young girls from practising communities particularly in South London and surrounding boroughs.
Sacred Bodies mission is to campaign to raise awareness on the physical and mental health consequences of FGM to practising communities. Empowering victims with their rights and educating and informing communities about the repercussions of the law in the UK. To fulfil our mission, we involve faith and cultural leaders to support our goals and challenge attitudes and cultural behaviours.
Sacred Bodies project aspires to engage with men and hold regular discussions as they have a primary role in communities and can increase the chances of eliminating FGM. We also work to empower young people and support them to speak up about FGM. We train community champions and volunteers who actively get involved in communities to influence and bring about changes in people’s behaviour towards ending FGM.
Through a person centred approach, we provide one to one counselling, advice, guidance, referrals and support services to victims and concerned individuals, delivered in variety of languages and culturally appropriate manner.
We work closely with professionals working with children and families including schools, youth centres, GPs, social services and violence against women and girls groups to share information and to safeguard girls at risk.
Opportunities with Sacred Bodies
We are always looking to welcome new people to join our teams of community champions and volunteers to help us educate and empower communities about the communities about the physical and mental health consequences of FGM and the UK law.
Getting involved with Sacred Bodies can give you the opportunity to try something new, different, gain experience, develop new skills, increase confidence and meet new people.
The roles of community champion and volunteer various from raising awareness, empowering young women and communities about female Genital mutilation through community outreach and social media.
Sacred Bodies will provide you with all the necessary training to support you role, travel expenses, on-going support and references.
If you have few hours to spare and willing to commit for few months then we would like to hear from you. Click here to contact us for more information