On Monday 10th March there was a debate held in Westminster Hall regarding FGM. The debate occurred because our e-petition managed to get over 100,000 signatures. The debate was chaired by Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee and attended by different political figures including Diane Abbot the Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington.
On Monday 10th March there will be a debate in Westminster Hall about the Stop FGM in the UK e-petition. The debate has been organised by Keith Vaz and Pauline Latham. The debate will take place between 16:30- 19:30.
If you would like to get involved or join the debate then more information can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/watch-committees-and-debates/debates/
To watch our documentary The Cruel Cut which helped fuel the e-petition and debate: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-cruel-cut/4od
Claudia Winkleman welcomes ten new home sewers to the Sewing Room, but only one of them will be crowned Britain’s best amateur sewer.
Over 8 weeks they face bespoke challenges set by Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant and sewing teacher May Martin, designed to test every element of their sewing skills. Prepare to be impressed as the sewers produce everything from stretchy leggings, to nylon anoraks, to complex coats taken from vintage patterns. Some even have to fit a real person…
Our new programme Benefits Street starts tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.
This observational documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain’s most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community. It’s a place where residents face challenges such as bringing up children in poverty, low levels of education and training, drug and alcohol dependency, and crime. But it also has a strong sense of community, where people look out for each other and where small acts of kindness can go a long way.