Clit Rock :: Episode 2

After a brief hiatus, Clit Rock is back on Sunday May 27th with its 2nd night of music, education & fun at The Lexington

After the fantastic success of Clit Rock Episode 1 and collaborating with Feminism In General for a fundraising production of The Vagina Monologues in February, Clit Rock is back on Sunday May 27th with its second music event at The Lexington. Forging ahead on its mission to raise awareness and funds for Daughters of Eve (who are committed to preventing and eradicating Female Genital Mutilation aka FGM), Clit Rock is an artistic and celebratory show of support and solidarity with those affected by FGM. Clit Rock aims to put on regular events to educate and entertain (whether via music, spoken word poetry, or drama), as well as raise money for Daughters of Eve to help them continue with the vital work they do, with both their and our ultimate goal being to help bring about an end to FGM.

WHEN: Sunday, 27 May 2012 :: 19:00 until 23:00

WHERE: The Lexington :: 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 9JB

Raffle and Merch Stall! Dancing! Stomping good live music! Spoken word poetry! Clit Rock introduction from Daughters of Eve! More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/307711645966488/

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://daughtersofeveclitrockepisode2.eventbrite.com

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Every year, more than 3 million girls in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and communities in the West are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. According to the World Health Organization, as many as 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide currently live with the consequences of this practice. The practice has no basis in any religion, and has no beneficial health effects. It is driven by socio-cultural, psychosexual, chastity, religious and aesthetic or hygienic arguments. Almost all of these are linked to girls’ social status and marriageability. Girls and women who are not cut suffer stigmatization.

The procedure, which involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia, is mostly performed on girls between just a few days old and age 15. It is extremely painful and generally carried out without the use of anesthetics. It is frequently done using items ranging from kitchen knives and razor blades to cut glass and sharp rocks, carries significant health risks, including death from blood loss and serious infection that can cause long-term problems such as infertility, fistula and incontinence, complicated pregnancy and higher risk of obstetrical problems and infant death.

Handy links…

Clit Rock on Facebook: http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/CLIT-ROCK/220135141374485

Daughters of Eve: http://www.dofeve.org

More about Female Genital Mutilation: http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation

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