More TV interviews are needed to help ensure girls don’t undergo FGM during the lockdown, Kenya

More TV interviews are needed to help ensure girls don’t undergo FGM during the lockdown, Kenya

By Sadia Hussein,

Sadia Hussein is an anti-FGM campaigner and FGM survivor, who spoke out on TV in March following the court ruling that reclaims that FGM is illegal.

Following the court ruling on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021, I Sadia Hussein through support from the Global Media Campaign, did a talk show on the best Somali TVs about the court ruling that upheld FGM as Illegal in Kenya under the FGM Prohibition Act 2011.

Achievements:

I managed to engage my community in the best local language they understand. We received calls and many questions that I answered according to my experience as an FGM survivor. The program was repeated for two days on both TVs.

Recommendations:

  • We need for continuous media campaigns especially local Vernacular Radios and TV.
  • We need to do a consistent social media campaign that urges to save girls lockdown at homes from FGM.
  • We need Regular End FGM messages that alert the community that the Government will take action against perpetrators.

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.