The famous Ex- FGM cutter Aja Bintou Danso (in the North Bank region) was once wanted by the government for cutting someone in the Baddibu district. Here she shares her story of finally laying down the knife. This conversation was broadcast on Kerewab Multimedia Radio reaching 600 thousand listeners.
recent campaigns in The Gambia
FGM in The Gambia
According to The Gambian Demographic and Health Survey 2013, the national prevalence of FGM is at 75% for women/girls between the ages of 15 and 49. And 76% national prevalence of FGM among girls between the ages 15 and 19. (Data validated by UNFPA).
The TV show is called WAHTAN (let’s talk). It’s every Tuesday on Paradise TV. We reach 800 to 1000 views on Facebook live and receive calls from viewers at home. The show is mainly for people that have stories they are afraid to talk about cus of stigma or judgment.
I hosted a 20mins TV Show covering the topic of FGM, Early Marriage, and Child Abuse. I engaged a religious leader, a Traditional leader, and a Single mother activist.
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.
“FGM is still seen as a Religious Obligation in The Gambia – More is needed to Sensitise Communities against FGM”
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.
Fatou Baldeh stated that young people can put an end to FGM, with the recent trend of more youths being aware and consistently engaged there’s strong hope that they will resist subjecting their children to FGM when they come of age to bear children.
We engaged the general public to demand better from the newly elected member. To support gender-neutral laws and fund allocations for the survivors of Gender Based-Violence.
Farafenni community radio program on zero tolerance for female genital mutilation with Mr. Sainey Dibba as the moderator.
Radio show discovers that More public talks are needed to give family’s a place to agree to make a change to End FGM, The Gambia
Lamin Sanneh is an anti-FGM campaigner. Here he shares his most recent media activities to end FGM in The Gambia.
Jaha Dukureh has been an anti-FGM activist for over ten years. As an FGM survivor, Jaha used her voice through the media to make sure other women don’t face the same pain and challenges she has had to face. Now she is using that voice to run for president in The Gambia.