After the success of the FGM exhibition launched as part of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6th February), Savera UK Youth Advisory Board wanted to expand on this exhibition and launch it in the North West with photographs and photography by the young people.
 
The aim of this project is to educate young people about FGM and the impact it has on those affected whilst teaching them that culture can be beautiful but we can challenge harmful traditions that violate human rights. The exhibition will put a spotlight on these issues and showcase the poetry, performance and photography skills from the young people.
 
The youth led exhibition will be on Tuesday 5th November at LJMU Peter Jost Building, Peter Jost Upper Lecture Theatre and Exhibition Space (2nd Floor) Liverpool, L3 3AF at 2:30pm – 5:30pm as part of UK Parliament Week which engages people from across the UK with their UK Parliament and explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.  
 
The event will be opened by the Savera UK Youth Ambassador Maya Jama (Radio & TV Presenter). There will also be guest speaker, Payzee Mahmod who is a survivor of Child Marriage and Honour Based Abuse. Payzee has made it her mission to tackle these practises & break the silence around the conversation of HBA. After losing her sister, Banaz in a tragic Honour Killing in 2006, she has started campaigning to eradicate HBA and Child Marriage
 
We want to use the exhibition to encourage young people regardless of their background or gender to speak out about this issue and to educate them on the practice. It’s a great opportunity for them to meet other young activists who want to make a difference and have a platform at which to raise important issues of young people today.