Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a traditional practice that involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Female Genital Mutilation is gender-based violence, a violation of the rights of women and girls, and a CRIME in Nigeria. However, many societies still practice this in today’s world. According to UNFPA, an estimated 200 million girls and women alive today are believed to have been subjected to FGM.
‘Let’s talk FGM’ engages thought-leaders, experts, advocates and individuals in discussions about FGM, generating engagement on the topic. The program airs every Monday at 2:30pm on Jamz 100.1 FM, Ibadan and every Wednesday at 11:30 am on OSBC 104.5 FM, Osogbo, 12:30pm on Ayoba 95.1 FM, Ado Ekiti and on Women Radio 91.7 FM by 2:00 pm.
To be part of the program, you can call 07000917917 on WFM 91.7 or 09060007386 on Ayoba FM. You can also send your question via WhatsApp to 07031756537.
HACEY developed the StopCut project in response to the persistent existence of Female Genital Mutilation as a means to advocate the protection of women and girls by working with key stakeholders and communities to promote better policy implementation and community awareness to end FGM/C. The Project is funded by the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women and is implemented in Ekiti, Osun and Oyo States.
You can visit www.stopcut.hacey.org for more information.