As we near the start of the summer school holidays when the numbers of girls taken outside of the UK to be cut increases, the Department of Health are raising awareness of the severe health implications of FGM for those living in UK who are members of communities affected by FGM. They are using TV advertising to directly reach out to communities with this message.
The film features a roundtable table discussion led by Henry Bonsu, a well-known British African broadcaster, together with a panel of experts all speaking openly and candidly about FGM. Alongside the film, we have produced some short social media videos which are being distributed via Facebook.
The film will be broadcast on several UK African satellite TV channels from 9 – 31 July. You can view the video, called ‘FGM: The Facts’ on NHS Choices – www.nhs.uk/fgm as it was seen on Vox Africa on 15th July this year.