Many men in practicing communities deny responsibility for FGM, often blaming it on women and being silent despite their influence in most patriarchal societies. For a long time, men have been seen as a missing link in the quest to end FGM.
This forum brought together development partners, youth-led organizations and policymakers to discuss the critical role young people play in ending FGM/C and why they should be recognised as key stakeholders and strategic partners in Covid-19 recovery.
INCREASING NUMBER OF GIRLS BEING MUTILATED DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS. UNFPA ESTIMATES 4 MILLION GIRLS AT RISK
This two-day session reflected on current FGM Campaigns and explored best Media Practices to Amplify #EndFGM in the Somali Context. Date: 23rd - 24th June, 2021 Target audience#EndFGM Somali Media…
To train, fund and link journalists with grassroots anti FGM campaigners to produce accountability content on FGM across the 22 hotspot counties in Kenya.
The President's wife however has said publicly that the ceremonial circumcision of girls by the influential Bondo society (secret society of circumcisers) should end.
Media campaigns will be led by over 500 local activists/religious leaders and medics
UNFPA/The Global Media Campaign sign a new seven-nation FGM media campaign strategy to end FGM by 2030. Media campaigns will be led by over 500 local activists/religious leaders and medics. UNFPA/GMC aim to reach over 180 million people with anti-FGM media messages in the next 12 months - accessing the media with Direct Action Media Grants.
As part of this year’s Commission on the status of women (CSW 65), UNFPA and Global Media Campaign (GMC) organized an online event for all stakeholders (local and global) to hear from grassroots campaigners successfully using media to continue #EndFGM efforts during the COVID pandemic.
Aisha Roba was at Angaaf radio, which covers most of Isiolo county in Kenya. It is a local Radio and has a large audience.