My project was about Cross border FGM from Kenya to Tanzania. I went to Namanga/Tanzania with a team of four other people. We got to engage with authorities from both Kenya and Tanzania, parents who have transported their children to Tanzania for FGM as well as brokers who are paid to transport the girls to Tanzania for the cut.
We used our campaign to sensitize the community on upholding the rights of the girl child against FGM in Wajir County. This is done through the wajeer FM radio with wide coverage and going in the local Somali dialect.
With the support of the global media campaign to end FGM, we held a TV talk show on NDIZI TV, a local television with a reach of approximately 700,000 in Kisii, Nyamira, Nairobi, and parts of Migori, Homa Bay, Kericho, and Bomet.
The project entails the rising and rampant cases of Teenage pregnancy and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) among school-going girls across the County, I wish to carry out a campaign on a strategy to end teenage pregnancy and Female genital mutilation by making frequent visits to the rural areas and also create awareness through media address to local radio stations because most of the people affected come from those parts of the County.
Theme: “ Sensitization and Education Awareness Creation on the FGM practicing community on the Education, Health and Economic Advancement on the African women and girls.”
Our project was both media and community engagement activity, we involved North Rift Rift Radio in our media campaign and our local surveillance group in Otiot village in Marus sub-location for sensitization. The reason why we engaged North Radio is that it is the most listened to radio station in West Pokot and the most popular in places where we work with high FGM/CM prevalence.
Weru FM hosted a talk show with Catherine Thiakunu, an activist was hosted @ Weru Fm as a youth champion to discuss in detail the role of men in ending FGM and how the community members can be whistleblowers this is after a sensitization session on the effects of FGM and the anti-FGM act.
By Ambrose Pyatich Merian, The project: Umoja development organization [UD] is a community-based organization [CBO] that was formed in the year 2009 to promote children, women, and people with disabilities…
I am a survivor of Fgm and founder of Naret Intoiye CBO went to Kajiado TV together with the Chief of Moran, and an ex-cutter reaching over ten thousand people.
My project was about the use of Alternative Rites of Passage as a solution to end Female Genital Mutilation in West Pokot County. Recent research by World vision and the Kenya Education for Nomadic indicated that illiteracy is one of the key factors contributing to FGM in West Pokot County, with North and Central Pokot leading in those cases. Data shows that in Pokot north approximately 12,000 girls and boys do not attend school.