The Upper School Global Nomads leadership team are facilitating our annual Upper School Global Week 2019 from Jan 28-Feb 1 which this year focuses on the United Nations Global Goals #5 gender equality and #10 Reduced Inequalities. There are a wide range of events happening including lunch time awareness activities, art and performance, guest speakers, and an anti-oppression student workshop and special film screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary film In the Name of Your Daughter which looks at the issue of Female Genital Mutilation or FGM in Tanzania that students can sign up to attend.
- REGISTRATION: Global Week Anti-Oppression 101 Workshop, Cicely Bain Wed Jan 30 4-6pm SSAC
- RSVP: In the Name of Your Daughter Mulgrave Screening Fri Feb 1 1.30-3.30
- HELP VOLUNTEERS WANTED: In the Name of Your Daughter Kay Meek Theatre Screening Sun Feb 3 5-9pm
WHAT IS FGM or Female Genital Mutilation? If you are not aware, FGM encompasses all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injuries to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It is also sometimes referred to as female genital cutting or female circumcision. There are no health benefits to FGM and it is recognized internationally as a human rights violation. The United Nations Global Goals identify it, along with child marriage, as a priority for global change and gender equality.