NGBV reviews FGM advocacy communication

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Network Against Gender Based Violence –NGBV- in partnership with ActionAid International The Gambia reviewed on their advocacy commitment to stand the fight against decades long traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM- following their securing of funding from AmplifyChange to implement a two-year project geared towards the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation –FGM- in The Gambia.

The Network is a membership based organisation with both public and private stakeholders.

The project considers that involving different stakeholders in realising its objectives is important, knowing the sensitivity of FGM issue as a deeply rooted cultural practice entrenched in the beliefs of the practitioners.

It has developed an advocacy and communication strategy to guide its focus and to ensure maximum impact and effectiveness in its efforts to make FGM history in the Gambia.

Fallou Sowe, program manager of NGBV, said that, “The document was developed and validated in 2016 to continue making impact in our advocacy behavioural change communication efforts.”

He said the main objective of the review is to make more concerted efforts on issues related to FGM, child marriage, domestic violence and forced marriage. He urged the government to put more efforts to enhance easy advocacy communication.

“We are working hard to get away from these harmful practices in our societies, especially in our own country.”

Author: Fatou Dem