During this August holiday, it was at the peak of elections in Kenya. The country went into the general election on 9th August 2022. Therefore, everyone was in the mood for elections. Some parents took advantage of this to plan to subject their daughters to FGM and marry them off because they know the government will not take action now or any politician to talk about it for fear of losing votes.
Updates from english-speaking countries.
During this reporting period, the project has made good progress toward its goal of reducing incidences of FGM and child marriage outcomes. Girls and women suffered mutilation on the basis of the rite of passage to womanhood which is considered unclean and unsuitable for marriage.
My project was aimed at sensitizing the communities in West Pokot county on the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Early and Forced marriages, and other harmful practices affecting young girls and women in the county, neighboring counties, and also the country of Uganda especially girls in the remote areas.
Powerful messages from students that are inspired to take action to help end FGM.
The #BornPerfect Stakeholders meeting and media campaign took place in Ile Ife, Osun state Nigeria.
The TV show is called WAHTAN (let's talk). It’s every Tuesday on Paradise TV. We reach 800 to 1000 views on Facebook live and receive calls from viewers at home. The show is mainly for people that have stories they are afraid to talk about cus of stigma or judgment.
Team "Stop FGM Save Our Future" first Summer Show at Radio Dengola. Guests include Helena K. Ben- health worker, Kelly Bryent- Community College Student, Blessings Smith - Federation of Liberian…
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.
I hosted a 20mins TV Show covering the topic of FGM, Early Marriage, and Child Abuse. I engaged a religious leader, a Traditional leader, and a Single mother activist.