Young People Speak Out

Young People Speak Out is a project within FORWARD’s Youth Programme. It trains young people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities to become campaigners and peer-educators on violence against women and girls, including FGM. The programme provides a safe space for young women and men aged 16-24 years, to develop their ideas, gain skills and explore ways to support themselves and those at risk. The programme uses youth-friendly and culturally sensitive methods including participatory training, workshops, film screenings and creative and interactive events to raise awareness.

For more information about this programme please contact the Youth Programme team on 020 8960 4000 or email:


For the latest NHS FGM campaign see below.


This film explores the severe long-term health impacts FGM has on women and girls, and considers why it still happens and what communities can do to end the practice for good.

Norbury School- FGM video campaign

To raise awareness of Female genital mutilation (FGM), Norbury School have  created a successful video campaign.

See link below for the FGM video:


The school had six months of regular meetings with stakeholders including health services, children’s services, their parent group, the voluntary sector, the police, cluster schools and charities to understand the facts, the various educational approaches, training and engagement with communities.

Following these meetings the school created their own FGM lesson plans, resources and approaches which they were shared with their stakeholders and modified as required.
All Year 5 & 6 pupils’ parents met the school and reviewed the resources before the lessons were piloted and INSETs were held for their staff, governors and parents.

What to do if you are worried about a child. To discuss concerns or make a referral: