Harmful Practices Resources

National FGM Centre

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On this page, you will find lots of useful harmful practices resources, from exciting podcasts featuring incredible survivors of harmful practices, to good practice booklets and guidances.

Harmful Practices – The Most Common Misconceptions Booklet

Harmful Practices Podcasts

Topic – Albinism and the Link to Witchcraft

We talk to Demilade Adeyemi, a young woman with albinism. Originally from Nigeria, Demi moved to the UK when she was 11 after experiencing abuse and threats in her home country of Nigeria. Now a published author studying law at LSE, Demi talks to us about abuse linked to the superstition that people with albinism hold magical powers, the changes she’s seen in attitudes towards people with albinism, and its widespread link with witchcraft. Her inspiring story is one of challenge, reflection, growth and optimism.

 You can also listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Castbox.

Topic – Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Mama Sylla is a woman who, aged just 9 years old, became a victim of Female Genital Mutilation – FGM for short. To her, this was normal. It was such an accepted rite of passage in her community, that she had no reason to question it. It was only years later, during a near death experience while pregnant with her unborn child, that she came face to face with the catastrophic health implications FGM can have on girls and women. Galvanised by her experience, she now campaigns to raise awareness of the issue.

 You can also listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Castbox.

Topic – Witchcraft Accusations against Children 

In this episode we talk to Mardoche Yembi, a humanitarian and a survivor of a childhood accusation of Witchcraft. Mardoche was subjected to abuse at the hands of his extended family after they started to believe he was a “kindoki child”. Mardoche survived death threats, emotional abuse and isolation – all while coping with the loss of his mother and the separation from his father and siblings. Whilst his story is challenging to hear, it’s also one of hope, forgiveness and incredible strength in some extraordinary circumstances

You can also listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Castbox.

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