My team and I are concerned that there’s a lack of understanding surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM).
It’s illegal in the UK, but some cultures accept the procedure as tradition – it involves intentionally altering or causing injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
We want to challenge the deep-rooted beliefs in the ritual, as it can cause real physical and psychological harm.
It can have lifetime repercussions for those subjected to it and we feel education is key to abolishing the practice.
With Fixers, we hope to take our message into schools and colleges to raise awareness of FGM.
If young people have a better understanding of why this damaging practice needs to stop, then we can work together to protect future generations.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
Rhiannon Downer from The Challenge has supported our project. She’s provided assistance throughout the campaign and has helped facilitate our meetings with Fixers.
Tilly and Bella
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.