Ali Mohamed is an anti-FGM campaigner. In this report he shares his experience with campaigning for the 16 days of activism in Wajir County.
With support from the Global Media Campaign to end FGM on International Day of the Girl, we held a presser with Radio Togotane 88.3FM together with 20 school-going girls drawn from Kuria – Migori County, who were able to air out challenges affecting them including harmful cultural practices such as FGM.
During the IDG celebrations, I held a talk show on Sidai TV. The show was live and interactive with the community having a chance to call and ask questions to the panelists.
The project involved Me (Chief of Moran), an uncut girl and a survivor of FGM. I being the chief of Moran, stand firmly to protect the rights of girls and women in my community.
Our media project funded by Global Media Campaign (GMC) was directed at engaging the Kalenjin communities living in Trans-Nzoia, Bungoma, West Pokot, and Uasin Gishu counties and also Eastern parts of Uganda bordering Kenya. These communities are Sabaots, Pokots, Nandies, and Sebei’s of Uganda.
Through our project, we decided to celebrate and support our school-going girls as we sensitize and advocate for their rights.
Like any other year, during the school term breaks many girls are at risk of going through the cut, especially in Jarirot Village. We have highlighted the plight of children, taking count of the progress made in enabling the various children's rights.
The project was a onetime radio show on Baliti Radio that had ten women survivors of FGM give their FGM experiences nine of the stories were recorded but one of the survivors did the story live on air where the audience called in to ask questions.
Ali Mohamed is an Anti-FGM campaigner. Here Ali reports how he has engaged reformed cutters, survivors, and departmental heads in Habaswein Sub County, Kenya.
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.