Annual General Meeting, 2022
Friday 24 June, 1-4pm

2021-22 has been a truly momentous year for MEWSo and we are taking the time to celebrate all our achievements at our Annual General Meeting.

Since 2019, MEWSo has fought long and hard to get virginity testing and hymen reconstructive surgeries banned, and this year our campaign aims were finally realised. These procedures are now ILLEGAL.

With the help of our coalition partners - Karma Nirvana and IKWRO - we have been able to publicise the campaigns and gain much needed help from Members of Parliament, health professionals and the relevant Royal Colleges. And, though there is still much to do in educating professionals and raising awareness in our communities, we now have the legal means to protect girls and young women from the damaging mental and physical affects of these procedures.

We are also celebrating the relaunch of our Family Matters project - our campaign to raise awareness about polygamy (or rather polygyny, where a husband has several wives), and get better protection for the vulnerable women tricked and coerced into polygamous marriages.

 

And, we are pushing ahead with our plans to increase understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in our communities.

Other achievements this year also include winning a number of awards recognising our work protecting women and girls, and a successful crowd funding campaign that will allow us to help Afghani women and girls, who fled the Taliban and settled in Westminster, to rebuild their lives.

It would be wonderful if you would come celebrate with us in person.

A buffet lunch and drinks will be provided along with some musical entertainment:

The Pyramid Room at

Paddington Arts, 32 Woodfield Road, W9 2BE

Or you can still join us online via Zoom

(the link will be available the day before the event)

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