Global Media Campaign

Harnessing the power of global media to end FGM

2014 - 2020

Global Media Campaign (GMC) grew out of the anti-FGM/C campaign housed within the Guardian newspaper between 2013 and 2017. Headed by award-winning journalist Maggie O’Kane, GMC aims to raise awareness about the harmful impact of FGM/C by ‘opening the airwaves’ in high prevalence countries through the use of targeted media interventions and connecting the media to religious leaders that support an end to FGM/C. HDF has provided support for GMC’s mixed-media campaigns, media production and media training courses across East and West Africa.


What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “There is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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