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Radio conversations for Day of the African child, Jigjiga, Ethiopia

By Ubax Jamaal maxamed,

Ubax Jamaal Maxamed, is a Journalist and an anti-FGM campaigner based in Jigjiga Somali regional state of Ethiopia, and works at FM Jigjiga.

The media campaign:

Ubax Jamaal Mohamed was at FM Jigjiga leading a radio debate and show in-call. Ubax invited the debate social activist mother Marwo Mohamed who fights against ending different types of harmful traditional practices in the Somali region and Dr. Abdi aziz Mohamed from Karamardha hospital.

Marwo Omer Ali opens her speech and sharing :

“As all of us are aware of the fact that African Children suffer many problems during their growth. Therefore I participated in this debate about the role of society for the minimizing the risks and problems that child suffers during their growth.”

Marwo Mohamed

The debate was also joined Dr.Abdaziz from Karamardha hospital.
Addressing the root causes of gender inequalities by transforming harmful gender roles, norms, and power relations that sustain FGM is critical.

“Community mobilization interventions raise awareness, create space for self-reflection, and encourage critical questioning of FGM. It aims to facilitate a change process under the principle of the answer lies from within the community”


Strong messages:

Mrs. Marwo Omer Ali speaking on a live audio program shared:

“We are striving and pledging to end FGM by educating our community and increasing awareness about the health consequence of FGM.”

Dr. Abdiaziz speaking on a live audio Program shared:

” It is compulsory to give more protection regarding the children’s health, education, growth, and development of their body and their intelligence.”


Dr. Abdiziz who was another guest pointed out the negative impact of FGM on women’s health. Drabdiaziz declares medical doctors tackle health problems caused by FGM and said it must be stopped soon.

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.