Through our project, we decided to celebrate and support our school-going girls as we sensitize and advocate for their rights.
Updates from english-speaking countries.
Like any other year, during the school term breaks many girls are at risk of going through the cut, especially in Jarirot Village. We have highlighted the plight of children, taking count of the progress made in enabling the various children's rights.
The media campaigns in the Somali Region of Ethiopia supported by Irish Aid saw Shucayb hosting a panel discussion and meeting with community members to raise the voice on ending FGM in Ethiopia.
Shucayb Obsiye is a media campaigner and focal person of the Global Media Campaign in Somali Region Ethiopia. Obsiye is based in Jigjiga and works Horn Cable TV has organized a half-day Consultative meeting for the regional Bureaus to finalize the draft FGM Fatwa to end FGM in Somali Region.
I am Ubah Jamal Mohamed, Somali Women Journalist, based in Jijiga. From Somali regional state FM Jijiga. The Air of FM Jigjiga reaches the zones that are Fafan, Siti, Jarar, Nogob, and some districts in the Korahay zone.
Nim’an Ahmed, works for MMTV Television. MMTV is a new Television with high-quality HD TV which is very common in admirable social and political debates. Mass media awareness, Somali dramas, and family films are specifically very interested by Somali Communities.
Barre Ali is a journalist working for SAAB TV in the Somali region. SAAB TV is watched in East African countries like Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti as well as some other abroad countries in Europe, the USA, and Australia. SAAB TV has two million viewers.
Hassan Istiila takes a visit back to Jerinle, the village where 13-year-old Fartun died from FGM in July.
Asia Abshir is a GMC Media graduate and Anti-FGM activist. Here he is working to engage more men in the campaign against FGM, especially journalists.
More Elders join the fight to End FGM After the death of Fartun, a 13-year-old girl who bled to death after undergoing FGM in July.