Tipperary asylum seekers highlight horror of female genital mutilation

Tipperary asylum seekers highlight horror of female genital mutilation

Bridgewater House residents with Garda Pat Kelly, Niam McGrath, social worker, and Martina Walsh, liaison officer.

                      

 Two residents from Carrick-on-Suir's Bridgewater House Centre for Asylum Seekers & Refugees have raised awareness of the horrific practice of female genital mutilation.

 Memory Mangava and Sitshenisiwe Nondo gave a talk at the Centre on the illegal ritual  carried out on girls in Africa, Asia and the Middle East on July 25. 

Both women are members of AkiDwA, a national network of migrant women. 

The talk was attended by Gda. Pat Kelly of Carrick-on-Suir Garda Station, Bridgewater House Community Liaison Officer Martina Walsh and Niamh McGrath, HSE primary care social worker.