On October 11th, 2021, in Commemoration of the International Day of the Girl, Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI) held a 1-hour live programme on Osun State Broadcasting Corporation OSBC Radio 104.5 FM where Mr. Ademola Adebisi an FGM/ Gender-Based Activist (Executive Director, Value Reorientation for Community Enhancement), Miss Tosin Olarewaju a Child right Advocate and Salami Sheriff a public health practitioner were the guests, The program was anchored by Mrs. Olusola Ayesebolatan Marcus an OAP.
Report of Media Outreach and school sensitization on Ending FGM in Osun State, in Commemoration of the 2021 International Day of the Girl with the theme: "DIGITAL GENERATION, OUR GENERATION.”
To commemorate the International Day of the Girl, the campaign was taken to Rave (91.7) in Osun state to discuss the issues affecting the girl child, relating it to this year’s theme “Digital generation. Our generation”.
The International Day of the Girl is commemorated every October, 11 as declared by the United Nations. For 2021, the theme for the year is “Digital generation. Our generation.”
The media campaign included time with Aso radio and television for a session of feminine scope with Tera. This was done discussing the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) and we had over 3 – 6 million listeners!
Professor Wilberforce Oti is an end-FGM campaigner. Here Wilberforce shares radio show conversations and interesting questions callers phone in to ask about FGM on Salt FM Radio Abakaliki, Nigeria.
End-FGM Media Campaign, Osun State, Nigeria
Amina Abba is a fourth-year student studying computer engineering at the Federal University of Technology Minna and a newly anti-FGM campaigner.
The project was a radio program aired live at two radio stations in Akure, Ondo State to amplify our voices against FGM. The Radio Programme took place at CREST FM 87.7 and FUTA Radio 93.1FM where the English and Yoruba Versions were aired LIVE respectively.
FGM has been banned in Nigeria, but how many people know the law and can demand the prosecution of perpetrators? Hence my project was in creating awareness on the law against FGM in Nigeria- VAPP Act 2015.