My name is Mohamed Ali and I am a Somali journalist working for Kebri-Dahar FM in the Somali region. It is my pleasure to get my first opportunity in working Global Media Campaign and I am very interested in being part of the international media campaign to end FGM in the Somali Region.
My name is Farhan Ahmed, a Somali journalist from MMTV Jigjiga Office based in Jigjiga capital city of the Somali region of Ethiopia in the last two years I have worked with some other main media houses in the region. I was one of the journalists who succeeded to carry out a media campaign program on October 11.
On October 11th, 2021, in Commemoration of the International Day of the Girl, Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI) held a 1-hour live programme on Osun State Broadcasting Corporation OSBC Radio 104.5 FM where Mr. Ademola Adebisi an FGM/ Gender-Based Activist (Executive Director, Value Reorientation for Community Enhancement), Miss Tosin Olarewaju a Child right Advocate and Salami Sheriff a public health practitioner were the guests, The program was anchored by Mrs. Olusola Ayesebolatan Marcus an OAP.
Report of Media Outreach and school sensitization on Ending FGM in Osun State, in Commemoration of the 2021 International Day of the Girl with the theme: "DIGITAL GENERATION, OUR GENERATION.”
To commemorate the International Day of the Girl, the campaign was taken to Rave (91.7) in Osun state to discuss the issues affecting the girl child, relating it to this year’s theme “Digital generation. Our generation”.
The International Day of the Girl is commemorated every October, 11 as declared by the United Nations. For 2021, the theme for the year is “Digital generation. Our generation.”
With support from the Global Media Campaign to end FGM on International Day of the Girl, we held a presser with Radio Togotane 88.3FM together with 20 school-going girls drawn from Kuria – Migori County, who were able to air out challenges affecting them including harmful cultural practices such as FGM.
During the IDG celebrations, I held a talk show on Sidai TV. The show was live and interactive with the community having a chance to call and ask questions to the panelists.
The project involved Me (Chief of Moran), an uncut girl and a survivor of FGM. I being the chief of Moran, stand firmly to protect the rights of girls and women in my community.
Our media project funded by Global Media Campaign (GMC) was directed at engaging the Kalenjin communities living in Trans-Nzoia, Bungoma, West Pokot, and Uasin Gishu counties and also Eastern parts of Uganda bordering Kenya. These communities are Sabaots, Pokots, Nandies, and Sebei’s of Uganda.