This first support from Wallace Global Fund has driven us at Initiative For Girls’ Rights and Health Development-IGRHD to acquire more positive results in our commitments to weaken harmful social and cultural practices affecting girls and women such as Female Genital Mutilation. Lots of internal restructuring and adjustments within the organization have been done asides from the numerous anti-FGM projects that were carried out.
Eight years ago secondary school teacher Lois Tofunmi Aderomose started an organisation called Goodnews club Philippians mission. This mission centre is located in Mararaba, Nasarawa state in Nigeria. The organisation enrolls 100 children every Sunday, giving them a place to learn and become healthy, responsible individuals, despite the potential struggles at home.
Campaigners in Nigeria are spread out all over the country. This report highlights the key challenges that each region or county faces, the type of FGM that takes place, and a few action points for moving forward.
Do we get to see the real-life of a campaigner? The past few weeks we have been collecting stories about the dangers of campaigning against FGM in Africa. GMC works with campaigners across Africa including The Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali.
Dr. Wilberforce Oti an anti-FGM campaigner, shares his recent radio panel question and answer session on Salt FM radio Abakaliki, Nigeria.
Ekemini Joseph, anti-FGM campaigner reports conversations from his most recent radio show where he talks to survivors to highlight the awful pain many women go through and are still facing today.
Daniel Zamani is an anti-FGM campaigner who shares his recent radio and TV discussions with an FGM survivor.
Ireti Adesida is an anti-FGM campaigner who is spreading the word against FGM through media outlets in Ondo State, Nigeria. Ireti has been especially present on this issue over the past few weeks as Easter time is known to be a time where many girls go through FGM.
Monikanola Ogidan, an anti-FGM campaigner takes her campaigning to the markets in Nigeria, in hopes to raise awareness and end FGM.
Ademola Adebisi is an anti-FGM campaigner that hosted a radio show in Nigeria against FGM. The show declared FGM is a human rights violation and is keen to work towards changing the negative behavior towards women and girls.