Replacing the Bondo Bush with “School is a project” funded by BMZ and PfefferminzGreen through Amazonian Initiative Movement(AIM).
recent campaigns in Sierra Leone
FGM in Sierra Leone
To be updated
On the 21st of December 2021 21-year-old Maseray Sei was found dead in the Bondo Bush in Nyandeni Village, Bonthe District after undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Sowo women Sandy willing confessed to having initiatied Maseray Sei to FGM. This enabled activists to act fast and the court case was born.
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.
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).
Uncut Head Teacher shares how her Sex life is without pain and Labour normal, On Radio, Western Area Rural, Sierra Leone
The radio show we organised was designed to remind people about the negative effects FGM poses on our women and girls.
Team Kenema, Sierra Leone share their most recent radio campaign.
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.
For the last two years, the risk of Covid, has led to a temporary suspension of the mass gatherings and community parades that are part of FGM across Africa. However, a surge in FGM catch -up cases is now feared across Africa in the coming months.
The Devastating Effects of FGM – One of Sierra Leone’s most Influential Grassroots Campaigners Reports
Rugiatu Turay who runs AIM Sierra Leone’s biggest grassroots campaign group against FGM writes about how much FGM is affecting communities all over Sierra Leone.
There is an increasing concern for post-COVID-19 cutting for the coming Easter holidays. Since this is going to be the longest public holiday many countries have had since the pandemic there is increasing concern for Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Mali in particular.
Christmas cutting season is here and this deadly practice is again being conducted in remote communities