On Tuesday 28th June Jeremiah Kipanoi and William Wise sat down for a conversation updating GMC Facebook Live viewers on the current challenges in Sierra Leone towards ending FGM. This conversation included talks about the truth of what is happening at the Bondi Bush, campaigning successes, and the need for political goodwill.
The Global Media Campaign hosted its second FGM in Focus this week. The conversation took place Tuesday 21st June on Facebook Live, the conversation was moderated by Jeremiah Kipanoi who invited end FGM campaigner, Phils D. Varfeeto to share her story. (Live from Voinjama, Liberia.)
End FGM campaign aiming to Increasing ability to speak on FGM through the hardening of the voices of voters and the citizenry on the law on FGM including religious and cultural misconnections on FGM.
The radio talk show programme was conducted in kerewan, North Bank Region. This program was geared toward ending the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the region. This activity was done with community leaders such as the officer in charge of the hospital who talks about the implications of FGM and enlightened us on how it’s affecting women, especially during delivery.
Our Radio sensitization on ending FGM included influential leaders (Women community leaders,) National Assembly members, youth, and women leaders sensitising communities during Ramadan on the adverse effects of FGM and discouraging parents from cutting the girl child.
Intensifying voices on FGM through the solidification of the voices of voters and the citizenry on the law on FGM including religious and cultural misconnections on FGM.
Meet Kenya's Collins Orono. He produces three programmes that focus on children. All the programmes air on National TV in Kenya and focus on advancing the voice of the child on issues that affect them, especially harmful cultural practices like FGM.
At the Gbonkolenken Radio 93.7 FM in Yele Town, Team Tonkolili's most recent campaign ended up an hour radio program with an audience of over 67,000 listeners that appreciated the good work of the team.
Team Koinadugu was involved in a media campaign against FGM by using different radio stations and our local languages to end the harmful practice of FGM (Bondo society).
Awareness meeting attended by some of the students of Jowhar Public Schools at Hir-Shabelle State such as Horseed Primary and Secondary School, Sheikh Hanafi, Imam Shafi'i, Sheikh Hassan Barsane, and Sheikh Hussein Ade School spoke about the real problems girls are subjected to FGM.