British rapper Little Simz will be headlining a concert aimed at raising awareness of Female Genital Mutilation.
The charity Global Comfort, along with Little Simz and lots of special guests, will be launching with a music event called #C_ntTouchThis, challenging Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), on Tuesday 25th July at KOKO. A significant date as it falls within what is referred to as: “cutting season” when many young girls are taken out of the UK to be illegally subjected to Female Genital Mutilation.
The event will mark the launch of the Global Comfort charity– founded by Dr. Comfort Momoh MBE – which is a brand new charity with the sole aim of ending FGM in our generation.
Momoh, a veteran midwife and women’s health specialist has won several awards for her fight against FGM in the UK. For over 30 years, she has looked after victims of FGM at her clinic in London. Momoh commented, “Let us reach out to different groups and work in partnership to safeguard girls and end FGM NOW.
“I want a world without FGM and equality for all. Be the change you want to see in the world.”
“Every hour, a woman in England attends a medical appointment where FGM is identified. Yet, it has been illegal in the UK since 1985,” says Little Simz (real name Simbiatu Ajikawo). “I am so proud to be supporting the launch of Global Comfort on 25th July at KOKO, Camden. Let’s put a stop to FGM, together”
It is estimated that over 137, 000 women are living with FGM in the UK. Even though the practice has been illegal in the UK for 30 years, no successful prosecutions have been brought yet against perpetrators.
Money raised will be used for training and educating professionals about the effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Tickets can be bought here.