Abdihakin Abdullahi Gamadiid, a journalist working for Universal TV based in Jijiga Office interviews a mother Fardawsa who has laid down the knife after receiving awareness from GMC-trained journalists in the Somali regional state of Ethiopia.
recent campaigns in Somalia
FGM in Somalia
According to The Somalian MISC survey 2006, the national prevalence of FGM is at 98% for women/girls between the ages of 15 and 49. And 97% national prevalence of FGM among girls between the ages 15 and 19.
Powerful, shocking, and devastating stories of seven young girls, that have all undergone FGM, Putland, Somalia. This programme, funded by GMC, was broadcasted on Sahan Radio Garowe and was heard in Nugal districts, and also shared across social media.
GMC Supports Media Training on Sensitive Reporting on Harmful Practices for Media Practitioners from Eastern & Southern Africa
GMC alongside the African Union led and supported the media training that took place on 5th-7th July 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sadia Hussein, representing Kenya, is a women’s rights activist and female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor who advocates for ending the practice.
During this Facebook Live special Jeremiah Kipainoi invites Davidson Malison (Activist, Nigeria), Tony Mwebia (Activist, Kenya), and Hassan Istiila (Journalist, Somalia) to explain the benefits of the Born Perfect campaign which has engaged football legends in the talk to end FGM.
Students share their experiences of witnessing FGM after effects, to end FGM Hir-shabelle State, Somalia.
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.
Officials from Hir-Shabelle State whom we met in Jowhar town welcomed the public awareness campaign to end female genital mutilation.
Since Radio Asal launched its Ramadan campaign to end female genital mutilation in Jowhar, we have been receiving direct reports of parents who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) causing health problems for their daughters. In an awareness session attended by Radio Asal reporters and some youth in Jowhar, they raised awareness about female genital mutilation.
At a meeting attended by some of the teachers of the Holy Quran and primary and secondary schools in Jowhar, the capital of Hir-Shabelle state, we focused on how to end female genital mutilation to save the future of the new generation of girls. We broadcast the conversation on radio.
Hello everyone. I am Adan Hussein Daud, Director of Radio Asal. Today we were able to broadcast a programme in which we discussed the situation of female genital mutilation. We were joined by parents, religious leaders of Jowhar town, and young men and women.
A Midwife Frightened by the problems that FGM Survivors & mothers to be face – Speaks out on Radio Jijiga, Ethiopia
Ubah Jamal Mohamed is a Journalist working for Jijiga FM Radio and a journalist by trained Global Media Campaign for the last two years to do the best the media campaigns. Ubah is a media campaigner who is interested in ending FGM and eradicating harmful traditional practices in the Somali region.
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.