14% of those wanting to carry out FGM on their daughters - changed their minds - after less than a year of campaigning 60 Decibels, our impact assessment partner, conducted…
Over the 2021 December holidays, there was a surge of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) cases in the Kuria region of both Kenya and Tanzania. Cutting started in Tanzania and crossed into Kenya where an estimated 500 girls were cut. Activists in Kenya have expressed fears of a possible FGM surge in the same region when schools close from 5th March to 25th April, a period that also features the Easter holidays. It is on this background that GMC organised a two-days strategy meeting, bringing together activists and journalists from both Kenya and Tanzania to come plan and come up with strategies to curb the anticipated surge of FGM along the borderline
Efe Ambrose is the father of three children, two of whom are daughters. He now lives with his family in Scotland but remains attached to Nigeria and the fate of its people. Taken from The Times Interview below are some tweetable quotes to share about how Efe feels about the practice of FGM and his decision to join the #BornPerfect campaign.
The media project funded by Global Media Campaign (GMC) was directed at engaging the Kalenjin communities living in Trans-Nzoia, Bungoma, West Pokot, and Uasin Gishu counties and also Eastern parts of Uganda bordering Kenya-Mt Elgon.
During the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, we arranged anti-FGM activities to push for change in Kuria, Migori county, after such a tough Christmas period we have made extra efforts to make a mark this year for this assigned day.
This special evening, held on Thursday 3rd February, marked a significant milestone in the Global Media Campaign’s efforts to end FGM. The GMC team - including Director Maggie O Kane and six leading campaigners from Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria, and Somalia - joined this conversation which was presented to a group of keen listeners live from the Conduit Club in Covent Garden. Other key members of the panel also included the BBC's renowned international editor, Lyse Doucet and the chair of the Global Media Campaign, the human rights lawyer, Dexter Dias.