Female Genital Mutilation [FGM] Workshop

A 2020 Dreams FGM workshop is a powerful way to ensure members of vulnerable communities are fully informed as to the UK’s stance on FGM and what they can do if they have concerns. FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) is regarded by most people as an unacceptable practice which leads to psychological and physical harm – and sometimes death – for the girls and young women who undergo the procedure. Nevertheless, it is still a reality for hundreds of millions of people, predominantly in parts of Africa.

FGM is an umbrella term describing a number of different operations which all entail the removal of parts of the female genitalia. Although data can be difficult to collect, the practice seems to be most prevalent in Somalia, Egypt, Mali and Sudan and is also widespread in the Central African Republic, Eritrea, the Ivory Coast, Kenya and Nigeria.

The operation can be performed at any time, from birth up to pregnancy, and is widely regarded as an unwanted relic of old tribal customs and as a tool for sexual control with no medical purpose. Contrary to popular opinion, FGM is not part of any one religious faith.

Harrow School, Boarding, London

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:45:26+00:00

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Harrow School, Boarding, London
The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

Students Found the Consent Workshop Very Engaging

The Consent workshops that was delivered to the undergrads students session was well received. The students found the workshop very engaging, thank you.

S, Forster. King’s College, Cambridge University

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:38:48+00:00

S, Forster. King’s College, Cambridge University

The Consent workshops that was delivered to the undergrads students session was well received. The students found the workshop very engaging, thank you.

I Recommend 2020 Dreams and Their SRE Workshops

I can highly recommend 2020 dreams and their SRE workshops for all levels of students. I would advise you to contact Daniel Paul who will accommodate your school, your students and any differentiation necessary for your KS4 groups. We have used 2020 Dreams now on 4 occasions in particular to discuss Sex Ed and Consent. These workshops were given by professional, yet friendly, open minded trainers who gained respect from all of our students directly. My students have been taught through drama and dance and through open minded discussions.

M. Francis. PSHE Coordinator, Appleford School, Sailsbury

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-09-10T21:07:55+00:00

M. Francis. PSHE Coordinator, Appleford School, Sailsbury

I can highly recommend 2020 dreams and their SRE workshops for all levels of students. I would advise you to contact Daniel Paul who will accommodate your school, your students and any differentiation necessary for your KS4 groups. We have used 2020 Dreams now on 4 occasions in particular to discuss Sex Ed and Consent. These workshops were given by professional, yet friendly, open minded trainers who gained respect from all of our students directly. My students have been taught through drama and dance and through open minded discussions.
Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Really Well Run and Very Valuable to our Students

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:53:06+00:00

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London
Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

The Sex Education Workshop was great

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-20T07:58:01+00:00

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

The Puberty Sessions Was Great

The content of the Puberty sessions was great, well pitched and pertinent for the age group... but it was all in the delivery - Derek - what a legend, the kids loved him. Such an approachable, sensitive and warm man, perfect for the workshop.

J. Cork. (Class 6 teacher) Sheldwhich Primary School, Faversham, Kent

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-28T16:44:52+00:00

J. Cork. (Class 6 teacher) Sheldwhich Primary School, Faversham, Kent

The content of the Puberty sessions was great, well pitched and pertinent for the age group... but it was all in the delivery - Derek - what a legend, the kids loved him. Such an approachable, sensitive and warm man, perfect for the workshop.

Thanks Again for the Great Workshops

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:33:43+00:00

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

The SRE Workshop Went Very Well

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was.

Thank you!

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-18T16:00:09+00:00

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was. Thank you!

The SRE Workshops Informative and Interactive

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T08:22:46+00:00

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.
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Analysing trends regarding FGM in Africa is complicated with some data indicating that the practice is becoming less common but others suggesting that there has instead been a switch to less extreme procedures (e.g. clitoridectomy, sometimes termed ‘sunna’). Regardless of the type of FGM performed, the lack of a physical reason for the procedure has led to the adoption of the term ‘female genital mutilation.’

FGM Workshops in the UK

The UK government are unambiguous when it comes to their stance on female genital mutilation. Since 1985, performing any type of FGM in the UK has been illegal. What’s more, since 2003 it has also been a criminal offence for a UK citizen to take a girl overseas to have the operation. A teacher, or any adult who is responsible for a child’s welfare, is legally obliged to report any suspicion or evidence of FGM in a minor to the Police. Breaching an FGM Protection Order is punishable by five years’ imprisonment.

Nevertheless, since 2013 over a thousand girls have contacted the NSPCC regarding FGM with a third of these queries resulting in referrals to either the Police or social services. The total number of girls and young women affected by FGM in the UK is believed to be around 137,000.

Tackling FGM Workshop through Sensitive Debate

While making it clear that FGM is illegal and considered abusive in the UK, an FGM workshop must be careful not to stigmatise any students or their families – some who may consented to the operation. 2020 Dreams FGM workshops are designed with the utmost sensitivity to ensure that the language used and the information given are both age appropriate and sensitive to cultural context.

Harrow School, Boarding, London

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:45:26+00:00

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Harrow School, Boarding, London
The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

Students Found the Consent Workshop Very Engaging

The Consent workshops that was delivered to the undergrads students session was well received. The students found the workshop very engaging, thank you.

S, Forster. King’s College, Cambridge University

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:38:48+00:00

S, Forster. King’s College, Cambridge University

The Consent workshops that was delivered to the undergrads students session was well received. The students found the workshop very engaging, thank you.

I Recommend 2020 Dreams and Their SRE Workshops

I can highly recommend 2020 dreams and their SRE workshops for all levels of students. I would advise you to contact Daniel Paul who will accommodate your school, your students and any differentiation necessary for your KS4 groups. We have used 2020 Dreams now on 4 occasions in particular to discuss Sex Ed and Consent. These workshops were given by professional, yet friendly, open minded trainers who gained respect from all of our students directly. My students have been taught through drama and dance and through open minded discussions.

M. Francis. PSHE Coordinator, Appleford School, Sailsbury

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-09-10T21:07:55+00:00

M. Francis. PSHE Coordinator, Appleford School, Sailsbury

I can highly recommend 2020 dreams and their SRE workshops for all levels of students. I would advise you to contact Daniel Paul who will accommodate your school, your students and any differentiation necessary for your KS4 groups. We have used 2020 Dreams now on 4 occasions in particular to discuss Sex Ed and Consent. These workshops were given by professional, yet friendly, open minded trainers who gained respect from all of our students directly. My students have been taught through drama and dance and through open minded discussions.
Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Really Well Run and Very Valuable to our Students

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:53:06+00:00

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London
Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

The Sex Education Workshop was great

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-20T07:58:01+00:00

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

The Puberty Sessions Was Great

The content of the Puberty sessions was great, well pitched and pertinent for the age group... but it was all in the delivery - Derek - what a legend, the kids loved him. Such an approachable, sensitive and warm man, perfect for the workshop.

J. Cork. (Class 6 teacher) Sheldwhich Primary School, Faversham, Kent

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-28T16:44:52+00:00

J. Cork. (Class 6 teacher) Sheldwhich Primary School, Faversham, Kent

The content of the Puberty sessions was great, well pitched and pertinent for the age group... but it was all in the delivery - Derek - what a legend, the kids loved him. Such an approachable, sensitive and warm man, perfect for the workshop.

Thanks Again for the Great Workshops

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:33:43+00:00

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

The SRE Workshop Went Very Well

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was.

Thank you!

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-18T16:00:09+00:00

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was. Thank you!

The SRE Workshops Informative and Interactive

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T08:22:46+00:00

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.
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Only by talking about FGM can we hope to advocate for its eradication but only by engaging with the communities involved can that conversation be constructive. If you have any concerns about the content and format of a 2020 Dreams FGM workshop, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why Book a 2020 Dreams FGM Workshop

Not only can an FGM workshop help girls and young women to understand why FGM is considered abusive and what they can do to access help, it can also raise awareness about the signs of potential FGM. For example, by attending an FGM workshop, class teachers can become alert to any behaviour changes and suspicious circumstances surrounding them.

Some factors to look out for include incidences of self-harm, changes in behaviour or time off school sick, especially if they coincide with the visit of an older relative or following a holiday abroad. Of course, FGM is more relevant to some communities than others and there are many other reasons which can manifest in the above symptoms.

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Consider booking a 2020 Dreams FGM Workshop if you feel that your students (or young people from the community of which your students belong) are at risk of FGM.

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