Nigeria: Trying to integrate FGM into the media

Nigeria lacks media engagement on Female Genital Mutilation and journalists have little interest in the subject, resulting in few opportunities for affected girls and women to testify in the media as well as low budgets allocated to covering the issue.

Adie Vanessa Offiong, journalist, also highlights the lack of collaboration between the journalistic community, professionals, local organizations and institutions.

Nevertheless, the media, radio, popular films and community theatre can be formidable vehicles for information and can be at the heart of the struggle to abandon FGM.

The systematic integration of FGM in the media is a real challenge!

To know more:How to use social media to communicate about ending FGM”, The Girl Generation.

“The Community of Practice on Female Genital Mutilation” is part of the “Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM” project, supported by the “UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of FGM”.
The project is coordinated by AIDOS in partnership with GAMS Belgium.

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