‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’ Media Challenge

#FrontlineEndingFGM presents the ten talented journalists and winners to the Media Competition: ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’. This Media challenge, organized by the African Union, Spotlight Initiative, UNFPA, and The Global Media Campaign to End FGM, followed the capacity-building training workshop held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in August 2023. Congratulations to all the participants in […]

Zero Tolerance Day for FGM 2024

The 6th of February has been recognised as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation since 2012. The aim of this day is to amplify and direct the efforts on the elimination of this practice.

“Pain that never goes away”

Senior Somali Journalist Ubah Jamal presents hidden stories of FGM in Ethiopia. Taking advantage of GMC’s 16 Days of Activism grant, on December 2, Ubah Jamal conducted an interview program named “What do we know about the FGM survivors in the Somali Region?” She interviewed two FGM Survivors called Koos Mohamed and Istaahil Hassan, both […]

Role of Artists, Youth and Social Workers in Ending FGM – August 2023

Somali Journalist Muhiyadin Mohamed Aden held a panel discussion on the role of youth, social workers and poets in the eradication of female genital mutilation in the Somali region. Aden invited his guests to a panel discussion on SHAKAAL TV on the role of youth associations, women’s organizations and poets in raising effective awareness about […]

“FGM is strictly forbidden in Islam and it is a violation against women” Ethiopia – Summer Campaign 2023

Journalist Hanan Farah Abdirahman from Somali Region TV holds a symposium concerning social perceptions on the difference between Fir’onic circumcision (FGM) and Sunnah (male) circumcision. After winning a grant from the Global Media Campaign, Abdirahman held the symposium with three prominent religious scholars in the Somali region. Sheikh Abdulahi farah (Makhluq), Sheik Abdihalim Mo’alin Yare […]