Updates from english-speaking countries.

7 End FGM Champions Training & Powerful radio conversations: Enugu State, Nigeria

We have observed since 2017; the influx of young girls from the UK and America especially into Nigeria during the summer holidays of June to September of every year. Upon close observation and inquiries; we were able to identify that for hundreds of girls of Igbo and Nigerian descent in the UK the summer holidays mark the arrival of ‘cutting season’; when they are flown back to Nigeria to undergo FGM.

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Internally Displaced People camp: TV and Radio Awareness with Traditional Leaders to End FGM in the lives of the Most Vulnerable  

This media campaign took place in Somalias largest Internally Displaced People Camp (IDP). Ifrah Ahmed and Mohamed Adan and their team interviewed religious leaders, camp leaders, camp residents and broadcast the End-FGM message on Goobjoog TV and Radio, reaching 2 million listeners and viewers.

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The Once Wanted FGM Cutter Speaks on Radio to End FGM, Baddibu District, The Gambia 

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.

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The Psychological Effects of FGM, Ethiopia and Nigeria report

Ubax Jamal Mohamed, (a female journalist from FM Jigjiga station) visited Dr. Rudwan Hassan Mohamud Who operates Hayat Mental Health Care & Rehabilitation Centre. A psychiatric ward that focuses on mental health disorders and psychological difficulties in Jigjiga city. The interview was recorded and used as part of a radio conversation show that informed 1 million listeners of the ill effects that occur due to FGM.

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Radio show to responds to Increased risk of FGM Initiations During Kenya’s Election time  

During this August holiday, it was at the peak of elections in Kenya. The country went into the general election on 9th August 2022. Therefore, everyone was in the mood for elections. Some parents took advantage of this to plan to subject their daughters to FGM and marry them off because they know the government will not take action now or any politician to talk about it for fear of losing votes.

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Radio Conversation Reveals Samburu Community begin to Accept Change towards Ending FGM, Kenya 

During this reporting period, the project has made good progress toward its goal of reducing incidences of FGM and child marriage outcomes. Girls and women suffered mutilation on the basis of the rite of passage to womanhood which is considered unclean and unsuitable for marriage.

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Talk show Listeners Request more Sensitisation as they begin to understand the Ill effects of FGM, West Pokot, Kenya 

My project was aimed at sensitizing the communities in West Pokot county on the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Early and Forced marriages, and other harmful practices affecting young girls and women in the county, neighboring counties, and also the country of Uganda especially girls in the remote areas.

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