We work directly with BME women and girls to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and support to meet their health needs.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Mojatu Foundation is a leading organisation in the global campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in a generation.
We work directly with the community to support FGM survivors, empowering them to share their stories, gain confidence and help safeguard other women and girls.
Our training raises awareness and educates the public on issues related to violence against women and we work with public bodies to help achieve positive change. Our commissioned research projects include work on FGM among black and minority ethnic communities in Nottingham.
We are currently partnering with Nottingham Trent University on the GAIN project, which will generate valuable insights into the needs and challenges of African communities in the Nottingham area. Insights from our community engagement and research projects drives our work with policy makers and statutory bodies, like the police and the NHS.
The work we have done in this area led to Nottingham becoming the first city in the UK to declare itself a zero-tolerance city for female genital mutilation – and we led an event in the UK Parliament to help other cities work towards this goal.
Mojatu Foundation provides Mental Health First Aid and mental health support with the aim of encouraging open conversations and reducing stigma within BME communities.
We work with refugees and new migrants to raise awareness of mental health issues.
We run community events and provide ‘safe spaces’ with the aim of making it easier to talk about mental health.