The radio show we organised was designed to remind people about the negative effects FGM poses on our women and girls.
Team Kenema, Sierra Leone share their most recent radio campaign.
This special evening, held on Thursday 3rd February, marked a significant milestone in the Global Media Campaign’s efforts to end FGM. The GMC team - including Director Maggie O Kane and six leading campaigners from Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria, and Somalia - joined this conversation which was presented to a group of keen listeners live from the Conduit Club in Covent Garden. Other key members of the panel also included the BBC's renowned international editor, Lyse Doucet and the chair of the Global Media Campaign, the human rights lawyer, Dexter Dias.
For the last two years, the risk of Covid, has led to a temporary suspension of the mass gatherings and community parades that are part of FGM across Africa. However, a surge in FGM catch -up cases is now feared across Africa in the coming months.
Rugiatu Turay who runs AIM Sierra Leone’s biggest grassroots campaign group against FGM writes about how much FGM is affecting communities all over Sierra Leone.
There is an increasing concern for post-COVID-19 cutting for the coming Easter holidays. Since this is going to be the longest public holiday many countries have had since the pandemic there is increasing concern for Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Mali in particular.
Christmas cutting season is here and this deadly practice is again being conducted in remote communities
The Global Media Campaign (GMC) funded Team Bombali for a media campaign for the day of the girl. The funds were spent on a Radio sensitization program in Makeni city Bombali District. The funds were also spent on transportation, feeding, lodging, and guests which we host in our radio discussions.
This report covers the recent media engagement on the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation in the Port Loko district.
Team Koinadugu join another district in the country celebrating the International Day of Girls, through the support from the Global Media Campaign in the campaign against FGM initiations.