Aisha Roba anti-FGM campaigner and activist organised a Radio talk show on the negative impacts of FGM in Isiolo county, Kenya.
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Shuceyb Obsiye anti-FGM activist brought together religious leaders, health professionals, media graduates and members of the civil society had attended a two-day panel discussion about the draft Fatwa against FGM in Jigjiga, the capital of Somali regional state of Ethiopia.
Sarjo Camara- Singateh anti-FGM activist creates a radio show which was held in honor of international women’s day to reflect on the achievement and challenges of women on issues that affect women after undergoing FGM.
Ebrima Saidykhan, anti-FGM campaigner, organised a program which engaged female cutters, youth, and women in the North Bank Region of The Gambia. Audios were recorded in the local languages by a female cutter and other prominent people which were aired at prime times for many days. The program further provided a detailed discussion on the dangers of FGM on children, the harmful nature of the practice, and the implication of the laws.
Ifrah Ahmed anti-FGM activist reports the current struggles with fighting FGM and dealing with local laws that are in place to keep the public safe from COVID-19.
Hassan Abdirahman is an anti-FGM campaigner, passionate about ending FGM in the Galmudug regional state of Somalia. Hassan raises awareness of the problems FGM victims face as well as raising awareness on how much the rural states in Somalia need assistance in ending FGM.
Teenage pregnancies, child marriage, and FGM as well as other forms of sexual gender-based violence have substantially been on the rise following the ravages of the COVID19 pandemic which necessitated school closure for almost one year. Solomon Kemei reports how Media is helping to combat FGM during this challenging time.
Dominic Kimitta worked closely with the Global media Campaign (GMC), for International Women’s Day, and organised a community dialogue to end FGM for a Radio feature in Kajiado West, Ewuaso.
Susan Kutingala is an anti-FGM activist who arranged media events on International Women’s Day (IWD) in Narok County, helping to end FGM.
To commemorate International Women's Day 2021, Fatuma Hakar reports the Global Media Campaign which made a call to Kenyan media graduates to apply for direct action grants to amplify their activities for the celebrations. An average of USD 500 was given to each grantee.