FGM Community Development

SDAS is currently providing the only specialist service for victims or potential victims of FGM in Hampshire.

We have a community development worker working in Portsmouth. Our Worker:

  • Provides 1-2-1 support to women and girls affected by FGM
  • Educates women, men, and young people in the BME communities about FGM and its health and legal implications and empowers women to make decisions about their own and their daughters’ bodies by providing them with information, protection, and support.
  • Builds capacity within FGM affected communities to influence change and social attitudes towards FGM.
  • Delivers FGM training to professionals.

Testimonials

  • "I have found the support from Southern Domestic Abuse Service life saving for me. Without the support I couldn't imagine how my family and I could have moved on with our lives. I am eternally grateful for all your support both emotionally and advisory. I have gained so much more self worth from your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." Sandra

  • "I have found the support from Southern Domestic Abuse Service life saving for me. Without the support I couldn't imagine how my family and I could have moved on with our lives. I am eternally grateful for all your support both emotionally and advisory. I have gained so much more self worth from your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." Kerrie

  • "From the circumstances I left behind, I have felt safe living in this house. I have had good times and bad, but I am really grateful for all of your help, you have provided me with. Thank you." Ruth

  • "Thank you SDAS for teaching me how to play the game. I am back in control of my life and my self esteem." Donna