Hawa Trust is a grass-roots local organisation working in Hackney among African and other ethnic minority communities. We work to support communities to tackle Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), engage with them to change attitudes, provide information for young women and girls, and provide referrals to other organisations and statutory services. Hawa Trust is the only FGM organisation of its type in Hackney.
Hawa Trust is committed to eradicating FGM it in the UK, especially among African, Asian and Arab communities. Girls and young women from African communities are normally taken to Africa to undergo FGM. This is a dangerous practice which has devastating physical, psychological and emotional effects on the victims. We also address issues relating to HIV and AIDS, and domestic violence.