Media & FGM

Media & FGM

Media refers to different means of distributing and making information accessible to a larger group of persons and includes traditional media such as radio, tv and newspapers in addition to more recent tools such as blogs, vlogs and podcasts. Media tools can be produced by trained journalists but they can also be the fruit of the work of activists, professionals or other citizens. 

This thematic discussion will explore different media used in FGM prevention and care for FGM survivors. 

Which media can be used to promote the abandonment of FGM and how is this done? How succesful are they in changing hearts and minds and bringing about true change of FGM prevalence? 

Are there barriers faced by journalists and activists producing any type of media to inform about the harms of FGM or accessible services? 

We will discuss the key issue of How to speak about FGM when communicating to a broad audience. What words should we use or not use? Which narrative of FGM survivors do we want to portray and which pictures do we use to illustrate our information?

The thematic discussion starts with two online conferences organized this week by AIDOS, one in English tomorrow Tuesday 28th and one in French on Wednesday 29th.

In English: Tuesday 28 of September, 2 pm GMT (4 pm CEST)
“ How to talk about FGM” with: 

  • Charity Resian Nempaso, co-director of the film Against All Odds
  • Mariya Taher, co-founder and US executive director of Sahiyo

Moderated by Céline Fabrequette. Register here

In French: Wednesday 29 septembre, 2 pm GMT (4 pm CEST)
“Comment parler de MGF” avec

  • Néna Ly, journaliste à Radio Mauritanie
  • Awa Mah Camara, journaliste à la télévision Nationale du Mali ORTM

Modéré par Céline Fabrequette. Enregistrez-vous ici

In the upcoming 2 weeks we will share examples of innovative tools and projects and we also invite every member to share their experience of working with media tools, whether it’s a video, a podcast, a blog or traditional media such as local, national or international newspapers, TV or radio. 

“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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