Film Screening: Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter

FORWARD will be screening the film Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter next Monday as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign.

The film tells the story of a African mother in the US who tries to save her daughter from the tradition of female genital mutilation (FGM) – something that happened to her as a child and would surely happen to her daughter if they were sent home. She is from Mali where up to 85% of females suffer through clitoral excision.

I wrote an article back in March for Seven Magazine which goes into more detail about the practice of FGM.

Date: 7 December 2009
Time: 6:30 – 9:30
Cost: Free, but reserve a ticket.
Place: Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA


Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter


Female genital cutting

Amnesty International UK