Team Bombali ran a radio media campaign to help sensitise locals on the harmful effects of FGM.
The Global Media Campaign funded Team Western Area Rural for media campaign on June 16, The Day of the African Child to continue raising awareness on the dangers of FGM.
The Global Media Campaign (GMC) funded Team Tonkolili for a media campaign on June 16, the Day of African Child.
Campaigners in Sierra Leone 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.
Team Freetown, in their response to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Gender-Based Violence incidences in the Western Area Rural and Urban Districts, of the Republic of Sierra Leone, during the Easter holidays, with Direct Support from Global Media Campaign (GMC), established the outreach methods whereby the Team and its leader went on a door to door campaign and sensitization on the hazards of FGM and other related harmful traditional practices and its effect on survivors.
The President's wife however has said publicly that the ceremonial circumcision of girls by the influential Bondo society (secret society of circumcisers) should end.
Team Kenema report on their Easter media campaign to help end FGM in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
Team Tonkolili is a group of anti-FGM campaigners that came together to try to challenge the Easter cutting season events and help to stop FGM. This report shows how their media campaign is helping to change ideas about FGM.
The team was massively involved in radio and community sensitizations on the Easter Cutting to end FGM within the district. Through our media campaign and community engagement we can reach 205 thousand listeners in broadcasting FGM messages and changed their perception.