FGM ban in the Gambia – Global Campaign Strategy

Women listen to FGM activist's campaign in the Gambia

Gambian Parliament takes steps to lift the ban on FGM. The feminist media movement #FrontlineEndingFGM has launched a campaign to prevent the democratic reversal of the 2015 FGM ban in the Gambia. In March 2024, the Gambian parliament took steps towards lifting a ban on female ‘circumcision’. This move could make it the first country […]

Lucy-Ann Ganda – Media Challenge Winner, Sierra Leone

Lucy-Ann Ganda is one of the ten winners of the Media Challenge, ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’ for her video on the work of grassroots organisations to fight the practice of female genital mutilation. Despite the dangers of FGM, the government of Sierra Leone has failed to criminalise the practice. Ganda calls for a law […]

Chimwemwe Simpito – Media Challenge Winner, Zambia

Chimwemwe Simpito is one of the winners of the Media Challenge for their article on how economic insecurity is putting more girls at risk of child marriage. The article was released on the 14th November 2023 on Walamo Radio 98.3 FM. In the Mpulungu District in Northern Province is Lake Tanganyika, a great lake shared […]

Mayram Boaha – Media Challenge Winner, Djibouti

Mayram Boaha is one of the ten winners of the Media Challenge: ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’. She was awarded for her film entitled ‘Mutilating your Daughter Means Making her Suffer for Life’. This was published on Radio Télévision de Djibouti (RTD). In the film activists demand for justice for girls, calling for the eradication […]

Seydou Diatta – Media Challenge Winner, Senegal

Seydou Diatta is one of the ten winners of the media challenge: ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’ for their film ‘Eliminate FGM and Child Marriage’. Her film was broadcasted live on Senegal TV. To watch the full video in French click here. Diatta interviews women who have been through FGM and child marriage to educate […]

Alpha Kamara & Jonathan Omaru – Media Challenge Winners, Sierra Leone

Alpha Kamara & Jonathan Omaru are two of the winners of the Media Competition: ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’ for their article on a family demanding justice from an FGM practitioner. Their report was a special for UNFPA UNICEF Joint Program on the Elimination of FGM, published in October 2023. Their report was published in […]

Ruth Omar – Media Challenge Winner, DRC

Ruth Omar is one of the ten winners for Media Competition: ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’ for her documentary on sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, published by BBC Sounds on the 4th October 2022. More than a decade after the UN raised the alarm on the scale of sexual violence in […]

Joseph Kizza – Media Challenge Winner, Uganda

Joseph Kizza is one of the ten winners of the media challenge ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’. His article concerns the importance of engaging men and boys as allies in ending female genital mutilation and was published in ‘New Vision’ on the 31st October 2023. Kizza reports on an open discussion between stakeholders at the […]

Sukulwenkosi Dube – Media Challenge Winner, Zimbabwe

Sukulwenkosi Dube is one of the ten winners of the Media Challenge ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’. Dube describes the tragic story of a victim of child marriage, Sikhulile Sibanda, who died at age fourteen following eight months of illnesses after giving birth at an early age. The article was published in The Chronicle, Zimbabwe, […]

Dominic Kamau Maichuhie – Media Challenge Winner, Kenya

Dominic Kamau Maichuhie is one of the ten winners of the media challenge: ‘Reporting Senstively on Harmful Practices’ organized by the African Union, Spotlight Initiative, UNFPA, and The Global Media Campaign to End FGM. Her article was published in Daily Nation on Friday the 10th November, 2023. Her story details a girl, who by age […]