On 25 May 2018 WAITS and the Allies Network held a one-day Conference ‘Exploring the Culture of FGM and Domestic Abuse in BAME communities’, which was aimed at professional’s commissioners and practitioners.

The conference highlighted the barriers that women from BAME communities face when accessing services and the need. We are grateful to our sponsors Birmingham City University and The Birmingham Commonwealth Association for their support in putting on this event.

Delegates from across the West Midlands heard from Keynote Speakers;

Ambassador Ms Ayan Mahamoud shared the audience the policy changes in Somaliland and her experience of being affected by FGM.

Motivational Speaker Zoe Bennett shared her personal experiences of domestic abuse and the challenges of navigating the judicial system.

If you want to find out more about the event please contact us.