recent campaigns in Ethiopia
FGM in Ethiopia
According to The Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2005, the national prevalence of FGM is at 74% for women/girls between the ages of 15 and 49. And 62% national prevalence of FGM among girls between the ages 15 and 19. (Data validated by UNFPA).
In Depth Report on the Consultative meeting for the regional Bureaus to finalize the draft FGM Fatwa, On Horn Cable TV, Ethiopia
Shucayb Obsiye is a media campaigner and focal person of the Global Media Campaign in Somali Region Ethiopia. Obsiye is based in Jigjiga and works Horn Cable TV has organized a half-day Consultative meeting for the regional Bureaus to finalize the draft FGM Fatwa to end FGM in Somali Region.
I am Ubah Jamal Mohamed, Somali Women Journalist, based in Jijiga. From Somali regional state FM Jijiga. The Air of FM Jigjiga reaches the zones that are Fafan, Siti, Jarar, Nogob, and some districts in the Korahay zone.
Nim’an Ahmed, works for MMTV Television. MMTV is a new Television with high-quality HD TV which is very common in admirable social and political debates. Mass media awareness, Somali dramas, and family films are specifically very interested by Somali Communities.
TV show with Medical Professionals Broadcast a TV show that Shares the Devastating Effects of FGM, Ethiopia
Barre Ali is a journalist working for SAAB TV in the Somali region. SAAB TV is watched in East African countries like Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti as well as some other abroad countries in Europe, the USA, and Australia. SAAB TV has two million viewers.
We are at the Tipping Point as Religious Leaders Change their Attitude towards FGM, Somalia Region, Ethiopia
In the past 18 months, an intensive media campaign led by campaigners and journalists; supported by GMC in partnership with UNFPA, Irish Aid, and Ifrah foundation is at a tipping point of the attitudinal shift of religious leaders as well as media whereby ending all forms of FGM is now being prioritised within the religious community, and similarly within government and the media agendas in the highest prevalent region of Ethiopia where 98.5% of girls are mutilated.
My name is Hanan Farah, Somali Women Journalist, from SRTV. For the day of African child which is marked on 16 June, I organized a panel discussion about the problems of African children.
Bare Ali qaaje, a Journalist based in Jigjiga and works at SAABTV organized a panel discussion about the challenges of the draft Fatwa to address the problems of FGM and ways to end FGM in the Somali region as part of the commemoration of African child day.
Muhyadin Mohamed is a journalist from Kalsan TV based in Jigjiga, Ethiopia. Here he shares a conversation with two Somali mothers’ which highlights their attitudes towards FGM.
Ubax Jamaal Maxamed, is a Journalist and an anti-FGM campaigner based in Jigjiga Somali regional state of Ethiopia, and works at FM Jigjiga.