The Guardian Global Media Campaign #EndFGMWhyWait
The Guardian launched its Global Media Campaign to end FGM at the UN ONE Plaza Hotel on 12 March 2015. The idea is to support the new generation of activists using the media to amplify their message – stop FGM! – to their communities and the world. Here you see two of these determined activists, Domtila Chesang from Kenya and Jaha Dukureh, originally from the Gambia. Their presentations, with those of UN Women Under-Secretary General Mme Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and others, are available here.
The event was aligned with the United Nations 2015 Commission on the Status of Women.
As the Guardian’s FGM Consultant, I have been privileged to work with Maggie O’Kane and her colleagues to ensure the event included attendees with many different places and experiences, all keen to secure progress on the eradication of female genital mutilation. The determination to make FGM history was palpable.
If you too would like to support the campaign, please go to the Human Dignity Foundation website.
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FURTHER INFORMATION AND ACTION
Readers are invited to support these two FGM e-petitions:
There is a free FGM hotline for anyone in the UK: 0800 028 3550, or email:email@example.com
The #NoFGM Daily News carries reports of all items shared on Twitter that day about FGM – brings many organisations and developments into focus.
Also available to follow is daily news from NoFGM_USA.
For more on FGM please see here.
Facebook page: #NoFGM – a crime against humanity