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Animated films highlight FGM

30 August, 2017

Animated films highlight FGM

The RCM has begun highlighting an upcoming series of short animated films on FGM across social media.

The animations have been developed closely with RCM’s partners the RCOG, the Royal College of General Practitioners, survivors, NGOs and other community partners.
Over the next two weeks, the RCM will be highlighting FGM issues by posting illustrations and messages across its social media accounts in the run up to the short films being formally launched in Parliament on September 12.
The aim of the animations, which will use social media to spread emotive and targeted messages, is to break through much of the inaccurate information circulating about FGM, as the scripts were derived from the survivors themselves
Janet Fyle, RCM professional policy advisor, said: ‘We are incredibly proud of these animated films and all the collaborative work that has been done to date with survivors and partner organisations to make these FGM animations a reality.
‘The purpose of these animations is to create awareness of the consequences of FGM through the words of survivors and by doing so we hope to empower girls, women and men to stand up against FGM and seek protection for themselves, their family and friends.
‘The scripts for each short animation were derived from the survivors themselves, who spoke emotively of the impact FGM has had on their current physical and psychological health as well as relationships.’
Each film will conclude with a call to UK governments to act to end FGM

The films will be available to view and share via a dedicated YouTube Channel and other appropriate websites from September 12th.

For more information, view the RCM’s Facebook page by clicking here. Or use the Twitter handle @MidwivesRCM and #EndFGM

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