Updates from english-speaking countries.
International women’s day was celebrated on the 8th of March 2021. Ali Mohamed an anti-FGM activist organised a day of events to sensitize the community on upholding the rights of girls against FGM in Wajir County. This was done through the wajeer FM radio with wide coverage and going in the local Somali dialect.
Geoffrey Broderick anti-FGM campaigner creates a jingle and runs radio shows in the local dialect leading up to the international day of zero tolerance towards FGM. The jingle on Female Genital Mutilation was played on pyramid FM 103.5 Kano from the 3rd February to 6th February.
Raymond Okpani anti-FGM activist was hosted on TVC Africa to talk about the harmful practise of FGM.
To commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM (IDZTFGM), Dorcas Famuyegun set up a series of TV and. Radio activities by Onelife Initiative for Human Development with the support of the Global Media Campaign to End FGM.
Mohammed Abdullahi reports on his work, where he engaged members of the community including community leaders’ human rights/gender advocates, and healthcare professionals across north-eastern Nigeria who serve as advocates against the practice of FGM.
Wemimo Adewuni is an anti-FGM campaigner. On recent Radio broadcasts she invites a midwife and Pastor to talk of the current problems faced around FGM.
Yusuf Dauda is an anti-FGM campaigner that has a close connection to schools in Osun State, Nigeria. He has been successful at helping to change the mindsets of the local people through Radio conversations.
Walter Mounde is a kenyan anti-FGM activist who is raising awareness of health care professionals that are cutting girls in the Abagusii community.
Selina Nkoile reports her recent success with Radio and TV coverage to End FGM in Maasai land, Kenya.
Sadia Hussein is an FGM survivor and Women's Rights advocate. She is a Global Media Campaign media graduate and fights for the voiceless, especially concentrating on ending FGM.