Our members are taking action to ensure that FGM becomes part of history and girls in the most affected regions get the opportunity to enjoy their childhood.
The three days social media influencer training in Kenya Nairobi brought together 15 social media influencers from across the continent to learn and share ideas on leveraging their social media platforms in creating awareness on dangers of FGM to both an individual and community. It was a platform to share and hold conversations about what can be done differently to #EndFGM in East Africa. Our own Mercy Ainomugisha was Part of this important workshop.
The training aimed at seeking to answer questions by showcasing examples, types of FGM, harmful dangers of FGM such as death, early marriage, trauma ,over bleeding, and sharing experience of promising practices to tackle FGM in Africa. It was based on the network mapping of FGM laws and policies in east Africa as well as individual stories of people who are involved in the movement to end FGM or affected by FGM.
Through sharing resources as well as story-telling, the campaign will inform policy actors, key stake holders and the general public about best practices as we front the campaign to eliminating the practice by the 2030 SDG deadline because FGM has no health benefits. We appreciate our Partners The Youth Hub Africa for putting this together and building the capacity of social media influencers so that different platforms can be in position to share information and knowledge about FGM.