Somalia faces a growing concern about FGM cases and child marriage as the country is facing the worst drought experienced in years. This leads to concerns that parents will turn to their girls as their only source of income: FGM & Child marriage.
A scientific debate on stopping female circumcision was held at Asal Radio Center in Jowhar. Fatima Hassan Ali and Nasteho Abokor Omar, both female scholars living in Jowhar, shared their stories.
This media campaign took place in Somalias largest Internally Displaced People Camp (IDP). Ifrah Ahmed and Mohamed Adan and their team interviewed religious leaders, camp leaders, camp residents and broadcast the End-FGM message on Goobjoog TV and Radio, reaching 2 million listeners and viewers.
Abdihakin Abdullahi Gamadiid, a journalist working for Universal TV based in Jijiga Office interviews a mother Fardawsa who has laid down the knife after receiving awareness from GMC-trained journalists in the Somali regional state of Ethiopia.
Powerful, shocking, and devastating stories of seven young girls, that have all undergone FGM, Putland, Somalia. This programme, funded by GMC, was broadcasted on Sahan Radio Garowe and was heard in Nugal districts, and also shared across social media.
GMC alongside the African Union led and supported the media training that took place on 5th-7th July 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sadia Hussein, representing Kenya, is a women's rights activist and female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor who advocates for ending the practice.
During this Facebook Live special Jeremiah Kipainoi invites Davidson Malison (Activist, Nigeria), Tony Mwebia (Activist, Kenya), and Hassan Istiila (Journalist, Somalia) to explain the benefits of the Born Perfect campaign which has engaged football legends in the talk to end FGM.
Awareness meeting attended by some of the students of Jowhar Public Schools at Hir-Shabelle State such as Horseed Primary and Secondary School, Sheikh Hanafi, Imam Shafi'i, Sheikh Hassan Barsane, and Sheikh Hussein Ade School spoke about the real problems girls are subjected to FGM.
Officials from Hir-Shabelle State whom we met in Jowhar town welcomed the public awareness campaign to end female genital mutilation.