As part of the Zonta Says No! Campaign and to commemorate the International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Cambridge University Student Union (CUSU) Women’s Campaign and the St. John’s Women’s Society, in partnership with Zonta Says No! and Safehands for Mothers, arranged an event to raise awareness of FGM.
The event was started by “The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could” from Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”, performed by Ifeyinwa Frederick, followed by a poem on FGM by award-winning author Justina Kehinde Ogunṣeitan. The documentary film “The Cutting Tradition, insights into Female Genital Mutilation” was shown and after the screening there was a Q&A session led by leading expert Dr. Helen Watson.
The event was attended by approximately 30 people and raised £100.