FGM in the Asylum Context: A Talk by Dr Sadiyo Siad (2015)

Dr Sadiyo Siad, a single mother of five, human rights activist and the founder of Eva Organization for Women – EOW, speaks on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the context of Migration.

FGM has been classed as a form of torture and inhuman treatment, and as a violation of the human rights as well as health and bodily integrity of women and girls under Article 5 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A 2013 UNICEF report stated that more than 125 million girls and women worldwide have undergone genital cutting. FGM is prevalent throughout west, east, north and north-eastern regions of Africa, as well as in parts of Asia, the Middle East, and among migrant and refugee communities from these regions living in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.

The event has been organised by the Leicester Migration Student Network. After the presentation we will open the floor to questions and discussion.

Room: Ken Edwards Fifth Floor SR 528