In this day and age of the 21st century, is it recognized that voice is empowerment. Women and girls either shy away or lack the platform to present their grievances directly to decision-makers, the proposed media campaign program will publicise girls’ harmful acting by traditional cutting. The opportunity to raise awareness as in imposing experience of self-worth which this campaign anticipates realizing.
My name is Shucayb Obsiiye, I am a Somali journalist based in Jigjiga who has worked with some of the main media houses in the region for the past years. I currently work for Horn cable TV in the Somali region of Ethiopia. In addition, I am one of the journalists who write on social media from the Somali region of Ethiopia country.
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.
The media campaigns in the Somali Region of Ethiopia supported by Irish Aid saw Shucayb hosting a panel discussion and meeting with community members to raise the voice on ending FGM in 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.
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.
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.