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.
The project was executed by MAI Initiative for Human Development, under the supervision of Ayotomiwa Ayodele.
In memory of Olubunmi Afuye, an inspirational campaigner, father and friend who was very sadly in the place at the wrong time, caught between a bank and, a gunman Olubunmi tragically Olubunmi Afuye lost his life instantly. Rest in peace Olubunmi Afuye.
The activities for the day of the African Child started with the production of radio adverts and audiovisuals scheduled as jingles on Adaba 88.9FM during the morning belt peak periods. Adaba FM is a radio station situated in Akure, Ondo State and it conveniently covers six neighboring states of Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Osun, Kogi, and parts of Kwara State.