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“A New Dawn for children” FGM survivor writes her second children’s book, sensitising children about their rights

We at GMC are proud of all our campaigners and their incredible work! This week we are celebrating the most recent work of Sadia Hussein.

By Ruth Harley

Sadia Hussein has written her second book about children’s rights to education by sensitizing them against harmful cultural practices especially FGM, child marriages, teenage pregnancies, rape, sodomy, child labor and defilement.

Below Sadia is interviewed by a young boy on her new children’s book:

An inspiring interview from a sound talent

A Modern book full of wisdom and ideas for children to grow with the future…

The book talks about how children can use digital technology to prosper and use it to solve some of the challenges society faces today. Sadia also stresses the need for parents to support children in not only their schooling but also their talents.

If we can understand… the future we want for our children… Then as well as going to school we should support our children’s unique talents.

Sadia Hussein

Brian King, clearly a young interviewing genius asked Sadia powerful questions in a perfect sequence. He asks Sadia :

“You mention you have three daughters. How easy is it for them to understand and relate to the book”

Brian King

To which Sadia responds:

The book itself is simple for those from all backgrounds, including easy illustrations. The book sensitises children to understand their rights.

Sadia Hussein

The objective of the book:

The book seeks to empower children and achieve a world free from all forms of violence.
Enhance the capacity of children towards education. Many children go to school to pass exams, but A NEW DAWN FOR CHILDREN empowers them to seek knowledge to transform society to be brighter for us all by turning the existing challenges into opportunities.

Every child has a unique talent that needs to be explored to their full potential. If we intend to transform cultures, we must invest in children because they are the children that should not inherit harmful cultures. A New Dawn For Children aims to fill the gap that many failed to realize. Build a foundation for children who acknowledge education as a tool to success. Initiate a forum that can achieve SDG4, Children rights, CRC, and all other declarations through enhancing the understanding capacity of children.

This is Sadia Hussein’s second book, The Hidden Scars of FGM being her first. She continues to be a role model especially for survivors and of course Kenya!

Below is a video from Sadia’s book launch – “A New Dawn for children”

A young boy shares:

Wake up learn because knowledge is there.


The book is intended to reach all children in Kenya especially areas prone to harmful cultural practices. NGOs, Schools, Villages
The main goal is to reach children. However, the book can be read by adults, parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone in the society irrespective of their gender, colour, status, race, region, tribe, and Religion.

Motivation and Impact

The poems as the content of the book will be used for competition to enhance motivation towards education and achieve the double impact of passing information and empowering children!

Ruth Harley

Ruth Harley is working with GMC as a Website News Editor, compiling stories written by End FGM campaigners working with the Global Media Campaign to End FGM across Africa. Alongside this work, she is running The Women’s Vinyl Project which empowers women and girls through singing and music and is helping to end FGM.