'Women Speak Out’: Stories from Women who have been Affected by Female Genital Mutilation

Smith, K. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Based in WomenCentre, Kirklees and funded by ROSA, the Women Speak Out is a project that focuses on women speaking about and against FGM. Women who have been part of the project have created digital stories about FGM experiences and practices using spoke word, images and music. Some of these digital stories have been created by different groups of women, others are individual personal stories. Digital storytelling is a particularly valuable process for storytellers who have been silenced because of histories of violence and oppression, gender, age, and membership of FGM practicing families and communities. Digital storytelling is an important storytelling process which can help us reclaim women’s rights and roles in telling stories that can teach and inform us all.
Period9 Dec 2016
Held at'Women Speak Out’
Event typeWorkshop
LocationHalifax, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational