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 and its harmful medical effects, religious perspectives, and the media code of ethics and laws.


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The first US summit to end female genital mutilation

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Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

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