This December we are seeing so much action on the ground all across Kenya as campaigners fight against FGM over the long 2 month Christmas holiday break. Chiefs are reminding their communities of the severity of punishment for the perpetrators, campaigners are talking to the girls to find out cutting plans, and police are enforcing and rescuing girls.
Updates from english-speaking countries.
I am Jamarti Yahye, a Somali Journalist, based in Jigjiga. I have been working with media houses for the past 6 years. Currently, I work for Dal-Jir Radio, Jigjiga branch. In recent years I have been directly involved in the Global Media Campaign for the Awareness and Eradication of Female Genital Mutilation.
My name is Muhiyadin Mohamed Aden, I am a Somali journalist from Goobjoog TV Jigjiga Office and vice director of the Somali region journalist Association. For the past years working different media houses in the region.
My name is Abdihakin Abdulahi Gamadiid, a Somali journalist, from universal Somali TV, Jigjiga Office. I am the general secretary of the Somali region Journalists Association (SRJA).
We thank God Almighty for his grace, as we were opportune to be part of the campaign to End FGM 2022. This was due to a fund received by Global Media Campaign for a serious campaign against the practice of FGM. It has been a great experience to work with different actors in seeing that we bring an end to FGM.
The Global Media Campaign (GMC) in a bid to reach out to more communities with the Western Area. Funds were dished out to Team Western Area Rural for a media a campaign as schools across this area were closed. We aimed to educate the public on the harmful effects FGM that continue to effect our women and girls in Sierra Leone and elsewhere.
Report on the sensitisation of Radio Decision on the topic stop FGM. It was Simulcast Programme between Kamboi agriculture radio and All Out radio Kenema.
The Global Media Campaign funded Team Kailahun for this year’s end-FGM Campaign. Kailahun District is amongst other districts that still record a high number of FGM cases in Sierra Leone, thus the need for such campaigns.
The project is about raising massive awareness of FGM in order to stop the FGM. During the past months we have heard of cases where students have been told that they are traveling to the villages to get vaccinations but instead are undergoing FGM and therefore we aimed to raise awareness of this during our radio conversations.
Team Save our Women and Girls comprises an activist as the team lead, a journalist, and a religious leader aiming at raising massive awareness on ending FGM.