Catherine Thiakunu is an anti-FGM campaigner, who is using her voice through radio to speak up against FGM. Her broadcast reached over 2 million listeners across four counties.
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 [PWDs] affairs and we operate in West Pokot County and some of our advocacy go across the Ugandan border among Pokot IN Amudat district Tepeth in Moroto district and Kadama in Nakapirirpirit in Eastern Uganda and those 3 community since they practice cross-border FGM.
Report on Radio Programme held on Getembe TV/ FM accompanied by Hon Karen Magara an MCA at the Kisii county assembly and County Executive Committee member for Kisii county Hon Edna Kangwana on FGM medicalization and policy development.
We had one live Radio talkback show, the show was carried out at Tana Broadcasting Service (TBS), which is a 24 hour FM radio station located in Hola town of Tana River county. The show was hosted by Mrs. Salome Wanjala, an experienced radio presenter who used to host our various regular live Radio shows. We continued to use this FM radio station due to its vast coverage and reach.
For 16 days of activism Christine Alfons, an anti-FGM campaigner shares her campaign that involves parent talks on the subject of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and organises radio jingles to talk to the local community about ending GBV.
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.