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TV campaign to End-FGM, Jigjiga, Ethiopia

By Abdihakim Gamaadiid,

Abdihakim Gamaadiid, is a media campaigner and Journalist based in Jigjiga, Ethiopia, working with Nabad TV.

Nabad TV:

Nabad TV is a private media that operates in the Somali region and horn Africa. This media project Seeks to promote holistic and sustainable approaches to tackle violence against children and employing tools to end FGM. For the Commemoration of African Child Day, Nabad TV interviewed Abdinour Mohamed Who is a political analyst on the Horn of African Affairs.

Abdinour Mohamed scholar and the Horn of Africa political analyst

Intellectual and learned persons could play a great role in raising awareness and employing measures and strategies to tackle challenges faced by children.

Abdinour Mohamed

Abdinour deeply discussed the importance of 16 June to African children. It is very important for African child and it serves as a day that the basic rights of children are performed and discussed.

The main problems that African children experience:

  • child soldiering: this is an unlawful act according to international law.
  • Forced Recruitment- under age children were forced by terrorist organizations.
  • Human trafficking is another significant problem that harmed the bright future of African children.
  • homeless children. The number of homeless children is increasing daily. Parent divorce caused more children to become homeless.

Finally Abdinour urges all stakeholders concerned to join us in consolidating efforts to ensure the welfare of vulnerable children and create a protective environment for Somali children.

Ruth Harley

Ruth Harley is an opera singer, writer, and creative. She is running The Women’s Vinyl Project which empowers women and girls through singing and music. She is working with GMC as the Website News Editor, compiling stories written by End FGM campaigners working with the Global Media Campaign to End FGM across Africa.