MY Voice (Male Voice, Youth Voice) is a groundbreaking youth and community led project in partnership with Glasgow-based BME organisation roshni and the Scottish Government

MY Voice (Male Voice, Youth Voice) is a groundbreaking youth and community led project being run in partnership with Glasgow-based BME organisation roshni and with support from the Scottish Government. MY Voice comprises of two research avenues – one with men and male religious leaders aged 25 and over ("Male Voice") and the second with young people aged 16-25 ("Youth Voice"). We are using participatory ethnographic evaluation and research (PEER) for the first time to tackle FGM in Scotland.

This pilot was launched in June 2015 and is being led by two core project staff, supported by DARF and roshni volunteers and sessional staff. The main body of work is now underway, and initial findings will be announced at an event in the Scottish Parliament in February 2016 with the final report will be published in April 2016.

Our three MY Voice core objectives are:

  • Young people and men from FGM practicing communities in Scotland have an increased understanding of FGM
  • Young people and men from FGM practicing communities in Scotland feel more comfortable talking about FGM
  • Frontline services will better understand the needs of young people and men from FGM practicing communities living in Scotland

We want young men and women to be able to share their opinions and experience of FGM/C or female circumcision so that their voices are included in the development of support and services for people affected by FGM and ultimately feed into a national action plan which it is hoped will be developed in Scotland.

MY Voice flyers

If you would like to find out more, email us at dignityalert@hotmail.co.uk or siva@roshni.org.uk.





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