5 speakers 15 minutes each
Fahma Mohamed started volunteering with the Bristol-based anti-FGM and sexual violence charity Integrate when she was a 14 year old Bristol school girl and became a trustee at 16. In 2014 Fahma launched a petition demanding that Michael Gove, the then Secretary for Education, write to all schools reminding him of their duty to safeguard girls from FGM. In three weeks the petition attracted over 250,000 signatures and drew the public support of Malala Yousafzai and the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. In October 2014, Fahma won the ‘Outstanding Young Campaigner’ award at the Women of the Year Awards in London. Fahma will talk about the campaign so far and the battle to protect girls in the UK and globally.