Warm Hut UK is a member of the Manchester BME Network, a member-led network of organisations which supports Manchester’s black and ethnic minority communities. The network supports BME communities by linking Manchester BME organisations with each other, influencing decision makers and developing services for the community.
They have been commissioned by the Home Office to carry out a Community Engagement and Awareness Raising project on FGM, targeting the communities most affected by this illegal practice.
Warm Hut UK is one of 8 organisations in Greater Manchester supporting them as a local champion in Salford and Manchester areas to:
- Reach out Francophone speaking African communities from practising FGM heritage
- Be an informed presence within communities about FGM
Raise awareness about FGM
- Share information with the other groups and the Manchester BME Network about findings
- Report on findings and important issues emerging
In line with this project and in line with Warm Hut’s ongoing projects, we continue to hold sessions with men, women and children to raise awareness about FGM: