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Millions reached from End FGM Media Campaign, Nigeria

By Lois Aderomose,

We organized a school Outreach at the government science school new Nyanya Nasarawa state and we had reporters from wazobia FM and Nigeria info FM discussing SGBV and the dangers of female genital mutilation.

The Radio show:

We had over 18 million listeners.

I had a radio talk show on sexual and gender-based violence in which we discussed Female genital mutilation and reasons why it should stop at cool FM Abuja with 18 million listeners.

Voice FM in Ekiti state was also used and we scheduled a day, we had over 12 million listeners, I also aired a jingle and a news placement in that same station emphasising the fact that people should speak up if there is any case of mutilation.

Ichose Ekiti state that the west has one of the highest prevalence of FGM survivors in Nigeria and also because it has the second-highest prevalence of FGM (47.9% ) in Nigeria. This station covers close to (6) states in Nigeria.


I also did a podcast that was published by podsnaija

Comic Book:

A comic book was written by me titled “tolani ni rara” was also printed during this campaign

A total of over 55 million people approximately were reached during this media campaign. Millions reached from End FGM Media Campaign, Nigeria Click To Tweet

We had a reporter from Nasarawa state broadcasting station who also covered our school Outreach. Research shows that 87% of the Eggon women in Nasarawa state are living with the consequences of FGM so this campaign will help create awareness.

We have run a successful awareness project and this has changed the mindset of a lot of people in our community.

Ruth Harley

Ruth Harley is working with GMC as a Website News Editor, compiling stories written by End FGM campaigners working with the Global Media Campaign to End FGM across Africa. Alongside this work, she is running The Women’s Vinyl Project which empowers women and girls through singing and music and is helping to end FGM.