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Interesting Radio conversations and approaches working with reformed cutters, Wajir County, Kenya

By Ali Mohamed

Ali Mohamed is an anti-FGM campaigner based in Wajir County, Kenya. In this report, Ali shows how working with reformed cutters can help to end FGM.

Project engagement :

We have engaged religious leaders, doctors, local chief administration, reformed cutters, and girls of Ndege primary schools in the media activity.

Media reach:

Wajir community radio has the widest coverage and listeners and has average listeners of approximately 500,000 people.

Project success:

The event was successful as I have engaged the team in planning, implementation, and evaluation of the campaign.
The campaign also distributed some foodstuffs to the reformed cutters to support them over the drought season. See picture 2 in the gallery.

Strong messages:

The strong message that came out was the fight against FGM is picking up and the action network cooperating well

Next time:

Increase the activity more proactively to include the strengthening of girls’ awareness until we have a sealed network of anti-FGM campaigners in the community.

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.