Conducted by '60 Decibels' - commissioned by GMC (and funded by UNFPA and Plan International)
Team Freetown, in their response to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Gender-Based Violence incidences in the Western Area Rural and Urban Districts, of the Republic of Sierra Leone, during the Easter holidays, with Direct Support from Global Media Campaign (GMC), established the outreach methods whereby the Team and its leader went on a door to door campaign and sensitization on the hazards of FGM and other related harmful traditional practices and its effect on survivors.
A female Campaigner in the Somali community is not only helping to end FGM, raising her voice through media outlets, but she's is also changing the way local areas are used. The tree seen in the following photos has been a tree that for a long time has been used as a place that cutters would perform FGM.
We at GMC are proud of all our campaigners and their incredible work! This week we are celebrating the most recent work of Sadia Hussein.
Deji Adefila is an anti-FGM campaigner who has recognised how the Ramadan period poses a threat to girls going through FGM. He has gathered religious leaders to show that FGM is not part of religion and is not condemned.
Christine Alfons is an anti-FGM campaigner who is passionate about ending gender-based violence and in particular FGM. Through radio talk shows she is offering callers a chance to understand their rights and where they can go for help.
Jeremiah Kutanya is an anti-FGM activist who works with youth groups. He is passionate about engaging male champions in the fight against FGM.
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.
Both Dominic Kimitta and Peter Macharia passionately report on the radio how far the FGM fight has come and that there is no time to turn back now.
Zeituna Shandey is an anti-FGM campaigner. In this report, she describes what the laws are around FGM and how survivors are needed to share with girls that it is their choice to stand against FGM and not put up with peer pressure.