16 Days of Activism - Ogun State, Nigeria. November - December 2023. Campaigner Busayo Omobwale Soybebo and their team held a media outreach programme, funded by The Global Media Campaign…
We have observed since 2017; the influx of young girls from the UK and America especially into Nigeria during the summer holidays of June to September of every year. Upon close observation and inquiries; we were able to identify that for hundreds of girls of Igbo and Nigerian descent in the UK the summer holidays mark the arrival of ‘cutting season’; when they are flown back to Nigeria to undergo FGM.
Activity by: Value Reorientation for Community Enhancement (VARCE Nigeria) Facilitator: Ademola Adebisi, With support from GMC. Brief Description of the Project: The Activity was focused on sensitization of the populace…
Ubax Jamal Mohamed, (a female journalist from FM Jigjiga station) visited Dr. Rudwan Hassan Mohamud Who operates Hayat Mental Health Care & Rehabilitation Centre. A psychiatric ward that focuses on mental health disorders and psychological difficulties in Jigjiga city. The interview was recorded and used as part of a radio conversation show that informed 1 million listeners of the ill effects that occur due to FGM.
The #BornPerfect Stakeholders meeting and media campaign took place in Ile Ife, Osun state Nigeria.
We organised a time with independent television and radio for a session where I spoke on factors affecting the African child and we played our emphasis on female genital mutilation and how it affects the girl child but also the boy child indirectly and we also deliberated on possible solutions, we had over 3 million listeners.
The media campaign series was a one-month radio sensitization programme held from 8th June 2022 to 29th June 2022 at 7:30 pm every Wednesday.
The Broadcasting Corporation OSBC radio 104.5 FM ran a radio show where Mr. Ademola Adebisi an FGM/ Gender Based Activist (Executive Director, Value Reorientation for Community Enhancement), Olorunfemi Bukola Emilola an FGM survival and a Child rights Advocate and Imam Alimi Muideen Olatunde were the guests, The programme was anchored by Mrs. Olusola Ayesebolatan Marcus an OAP.
For the media project, I renewed my already made end FGM English jingle and engaged more than 20,000,000 people for one hour on Fresh FM.
The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organization of African unity (OAU). The celebration is in honor of those who participated in the Soweto uprising in 1976. It is also to raise awareness of the continuous need for improvement of the education provided to African Children.