With the support from the Global Media Campaign (GMC) to end FGM with the direct action Media grant, I conducted a successful radio talk show dubbed “Education Against Mutilation and Child marriages” at Radio Togotane 88.3FM.
Media campaigner Samuel Leadismo reports on his recent work involving increased commitment by community members in Samburu County to accelerate the abandonment of FGM/C and saving girls from FGM/C by promoting education.
Marakwet Girls Foundation utilized the media with the engagement of the senior administrative officers from the office of the county commissioner and the directorate of gender and social services in Elgeyo/Marakwet County to do sensitization in the three major media stations and amplified in our social media platforms on the legal, social-economic and other adverse effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and subsequently early marriage.
Anti-FGM campaigner Jeremiah Kutanya ran two radio talk shows that engaged listeners in Kajiado County. Many listeners phoned in to support campaigners that are trying to end FGM.
Nastehe Aftin is an anti-FGM campaigner based in Tana River County Kenya. Here Nastehe reports her latest media campaign which involves Medical professionals, Religious leaders, and youth representatives all tackling the issue of FGM.
Like any other year every summer school midterm break, many girls are at risk of going through the cut, with students from Tumaini primary school, we have highlighted the plight of children, taking count of the progress made in enabling the various children rights, especially orphans, children from deprived communities, children under juvenile justice, girls victimized by harmful cultural practices (FGM).
Media activities including photos and radio talk shows are proving to be a powerful force of change. Campaigner and FGM survivor Alice Masinte shares her media campaign activities which involved talking to the chief of Moran on Mayian Radio, about his wish to join other activists and end FGM.
Sadia Hussein ran a three-month media campaign from June to August. Her campaign was particularly focused on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivors that are disabled. Here Sadia shares her recent work documenting issues through Kenyan Media, so that uncovered angles of FGM can be brought to light.
Jedidah Lemaron is an anti-FGM campaigner, working in Kajiado county. Talking with children's officers on radio Jedidah helps to highlight to the local communities that there is a way we can all help one another to end FGM.
Ali Mohamed is an anti-FGM campaigner based in Wajir County, Kenya. In this report, Ali shows how working with reformed cutters can help to end FGM.