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Radio Sensitisaton to End FGM: Kenema, Sierra Leone 

By Team Kenema,

Report on the sensitisation of Radio Decision on the topic stop FGM. It was Simulcast Programme between Kamboi agriculture radio and All Out radio Kenema.

The following are the people we took to the Radio programme:

  1. Mohamed Sajor Jalloh
  2. Hassan Sheriff.
  3. Susan Kumba Kamanda
    4 Dr. Kaisimbo Matturi
  4. Amara Kamara
    Photos of the guests during the program

Over the weekend we engaged people from different works of life across various radio stations in Kenema and
beyond in continuation of our campaign to stop the harmful practice. According to guests a mentor and advocate for Women and Children.

“The Bondo society is a rich culture but the cutting of certain parts around the female Sex organ is one thing that has damaged women and Girls that have gone through the act.”

Susan Kamanda

“Thanks to the Global Media Campaign for such a venture in campaigning against FGM, which has subjected a lot of African Women not to enjoy their marriages.”

Mohamed Sajor

Some of the challenges faced during the FGM campaign are:

  1. We are not protected from the Government because it has not yet given support to the fight against FGM and we as activists are at risk.
  2. The soweis threaten us, they even chase journalists in their various places.
  3. Politicians are not in favor of any activists who campaign against FGM.
  4. No private bike (Honda) aspect we higher bikes, and this last campaign team leader Kenema got an accident with the okada that took him to the radio due to the fact that the rider doesn’t know how to ride properly, etc.

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.