Forum Against Harmful Practices

Establishing a media academy for better journalism

Sierra Leone
2017 - 2018

Forum Against Harmful Practices is a coalition of civil society organisations formed in 2014 to end FGM and other harmful practices in Sierra Leone. As part of HDF’s funding for the Global Media Campaign, they held a landmark media academy to utilise the reach and influence of the press. A group of leading journalists were exposed to the practical realities of FGM/C and its harmful medical effects, religious perspectives, and the media code of ethics and laws.