FGM Game Launch Event
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will be addressing one of her key priorities – violence and abuse towards women and girls – when she meets students in the Easton area of Bristol on Tuesday Dec 11.
She’ll be helping to launch a teaching resource called The FGM Game - made by young people for young people to raise awareness of female genital mutilation.
The game, for use in secondary schools as part of the PSHE curriculum, is suitable for pupils in years 9-11. It aims to raise awareness of FGM, to help young people realise that FGM is a form of child abuse, ands to empower them to know where to go for help if they have any concerns about a girl or woman.
It has been created by the women’s charity Platform One, supported by Avon and Somerset Police, NHS Bristol and the women’s group Forward.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I am already very suportive of the work already underway to explore and understand and address FGM as an issue within our communities. The Police and Crime Plan I am currently writing in consultation with the public will feature violence especailly against women and girls as a core priority and I see FGM as a fundamental issue covered y this priority."
PCC Sue Mountstevens will be at the launch of The FGM Game at Easton Community Centre, Bristol on Tuesday Dec 11 between 4-5.30pm
Posted on Tuesday 11th December 2012