TRAINING AND AWARENESS-RAISING DAY: The Reality of Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage of Girls
April 25, 2022

In certain contexts, being born a girl can be a real curse.

Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Salón de Grados de la Facultad de Trabajo Social (Faculty of Social Work)

Did you know that…?

Every year, more than 4 million girls suffer Female Genital Mutilation and more than 200 million women around the world live with its consequences. In Spain alone, it is estimated that at least 3,000 girls are at direct risk of suffering this terrible human rights violation.

3 million girls under the age of 15 are forcibly married each year. Many of these unions are more like commercial exchanges, in which girls are merely commodities. A property that is transferred to the man and his family in exchange for a consideration in money or in kind. This has only one name: slavery.

Despite its relevance, the truth is that these realities are still largely unknown among society and among many of the professionals who have direct contact with women survivors and/or girls at risk.

Next April 28, the Vice Rectorate for Institutional Relations and the Service of Institutional Relations, Cooperation and Volunteering of the UCM (@voluntariadoUCM), @mundo_cooperante and @saveagirlsaveageneration propose a day of awareness and training in the framework of the #RetosPorLaIgualdad Project at the Faculty of Social Work of the UCM. We will count with the presence of:

Asha Ismail, international reference in the fight against harmful practices with more than 30 years of trajectory and numerous awards and recognitions for her work.

Aauri Bokesa, social worker and Olympic athlete. She has combined her intense sporting activity with the development of projects aimed at promoting education in values through sport.

Hayat Traspas, social communicator and documentary filmmaker. Winner in 2021 of the VIII Women to Follow Award, in the category of Communication.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet women who are leaders in the fight for equality and against violence.