Its been two months since 13-year-old Fartun Hassan Ahmed bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). Since this tragedy, her grieving father Hassan Ahmed Jimale has become an anti-FGM campaigner.
In the past 18 months, an intensive media campaign led by campaigners and journalists; supported by GMC in partnership with UNFPA, Irish Aid, and Ifrah foundation is at a tipping point of the attitudinal shift of religious leaders as well as media whereby ending all forms of FGM is now being prioritised within the religious community, and similarly within government and the media agendas in the highest prevalent region of Ethiopia where 98.5% of girls are mutilated.
Sadia Hussein ran a three-month media campaign from June to August. Her campaign was particularly focused on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivors that are disabled. Here Sadia shares her recent work documenting issues through Kenyan Media, so that uncovered angles of FGM can be brought to light.