Press: Evening Standard, 20 June

“Mothers stage sit-in at Stockwell primary school over poster on girls’ mutilation”

By Mark Blunden, Evening Standard

“A dozen women are staging a sit-in at a primary school in a row over an advice poster warning about the dangers of female genital mutilation.

Lambeth Women’s Project is rejecting demands to leave the listed building, part of Stockwell Primary School and Children’s Centre, and is today on the sixth day of its occupation.

Its action comes after relations with school chiefs and Lambeth council broke down over a loan — and accusations that it had left “sexually explicit material” lying around in areas where it could be seen by children.

But the women say the material is actually a police-sponsored poster for services to help London girls at risk of female genital mutilation.”

Read full article here.

2 thoughts on “Press: Evening Standard, 20 June

  1. Also, Stockwell Primary School has cited a number of reasons for demanding LWP leave the shared premises; these are trumped up grievances which LWP is contesting as unfair and inaccurate. See public meeting minutes-

    LWP is currently moving forward with legal advice and representation — updates about the legal situation will be posted on the blog as soon as possible.

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