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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

#FrontlineEndingFGM achieves a ‘statistically significant’ result in Mali

This followed on from a year of intensive locally-led campaigns in Mali. Our endline study was conducted in February 2022 by lean data specialists ’60 Decibels’. This followed on from a baseline study in February 2021 and midline in October 2021. Our campaigns were funded by Plan Germany, Plan Denmark and The World Bank. As […]

GMC’s holistic, data driven approach, to evaluating our impact on ending FGM

Abstract: We set out our approach to measuring the effectiveness of our strategy to end FGM. Timely evaluation of what we are achieving also enables us to reinforce good approaches and modify bad ones. We also recognise our Funders need to make a judgement on how effectively their donations are being used. GMC uses a […]