What GMC does:
We train community activists, religious and traditional leaders, medics and journalists to use the media to reach into their communities and out to the rest of the world to spread the word on the health effects of Female Genital Mutilation.
To do that:
- We bring survivors, activists, religious and traditional leaders and journalists together at national gatherings so they hear and see what FGM does to women and girls.
- We run Media Academies to train them in the latest tech and knowledge on how to best use what they have to get the word out there about the damage caused by FGM.
- Our graduates choose the messengers and we all work together on the best message for each region to open up space for real conversation.
- We provide Direct Action Grants to fund their work, airtime on radio and television and media outreach; keeping up with budgets, receipts and reports of the work on our WhatsApp networks.
Help us Train and Sustain
Our graduates choose the messengers and we all work together on defining the message that will work best in a particular region to raise awareness about FGM and open up space for real conversation, breaking the silence that has sustained the practice for so long.
A regular donation of £10 a month will help us continue to send Direct Action Grants to our graduates in Nigeria, Kenya, Somalia, The Gambia and Mali and fund six media surges on important dates like Zero Tolerance Day (February 6th) or the Day of the African Child (June 16th) throughout the year when we know they have the attention of their audiences.