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Sun, 10 Mar


Darwin College

Kent Against FGM - Charity Ball

Kent are coming together to create this Charity Ball, to raise awareness about the horrific practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

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Kent Against FGM - Charity Ball
Kent Against FGM - Charity Ball

Time & Location

10 Mar 2019, 19:00

Darwin College, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Canterbury CT2 7NY, UK

About The Event

We are choosing to support Tostan, a fantastic organization that has the aim of empowering local African communities, through inspiring positive social and community change that recognizes the importance of leadership, integrity, and human rights. Tostan aims more specifically to fight violence against girls and women, and to grant them equal status in society. They have achieved notable success in the advancement of women’s rights, exemplified by their success in facilitating over 20,000 women reaching leadership roles in their communities and the voluntary abandonment of female genital mutilation in over 8000 West-African villages.

Event structure:

6pm: relaxed start with live Blues/Jazz music and drinks reception

7pm: presentation on Tostan-Orchid Project partnership by Julia Lalla-Maharajh, representative of Tostan

7:30pm: buffet & drinks

8:30pm: Ballroom Dance Society showcase and tutorial

9-11pm: dancing, networking, and enjoying the rest of the night

Event features:

Live Jazz Band

Silent auction


UKC Cocktail Society stand, with proceeds from the cocktails going to the charity

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