Over the years, we have strengthened our relationship with various media partners, offered trainings to journalists and also supported some form or reporting.

Our Soundcloud and Youtube Channel has some of the content we have from various media outlets and some are also in-house contents. As the web continues to expand in terms of multimedia dimension for reporting, we will continue to adapt. One of our short-term plans is to begin to produce in-house short videos that can be used for social and behaviour change communication targeted at young persons.

Interview on Saturday Special on BCOS Television

Rachael Arowolo features on BCOS TV, Ibadan, one of south western Nigeria most viewed television station. She is joined by one of our volunteer partners, Imam Salaudeen Busairi and others to explore themes on culture and religious issues as it concerns FGM. The programme aired for one hour on the Saturday Special edition.

Female Genital Mutilation and the Law on Sahara TV

One of Nigeria’s leading online web television played host to ‘Sola Fagorusi of Onelife Initiative to explore various legal perspectives to FGM in Nigeria, the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP) Act and why no one has ever been prosecuted for the harmful traditional practice.

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International Centre for Investigative Reporting & The Cable report the 2nd End FGM Media Campaign Academy

The second EndFGM Media Academy for radio journalists in Nigeria which held in Enugu State in November, 2017 was reported on thecable.ng. It reflects on the objective of the academy and the impact made. Newspaper reviews on radio on the morning the report was released read out the headlines. Read the reports here –

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FGM is not Our Religion

This report by thecable.ng highlights the role of religious leaders to kick against Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria. It was part of our support for the #FGMNotMyReligion campaign supported by the Global Media Campaign to EndFGM.

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Ending FGM: A Tale of Three Ekiti Kings

Law alone may not be enough to cause abolishment of the practice! A grantee of Onelife Initiative explains in a piece published in the Guardian Newspaper. Sola Abe, the grantee was supported to conduct interviews for some traditional leaders in Ekiti State. Her finding reflects how perception differs in various communities and the need for more work to be done to save women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation in Ekiti State.

Alaroye and Our EndFGM Poster Art Competition

One of Nigeria’s oldest and indigenous newspapers, Alaroye, reports our EndFGM Poster Art Competition Award Ceremony in Oyo state. The competition was designed to trigger conversations on Female Genital Mutilation amongst secondary school students and also use arts as a means of expressing the ills of the harmful traditional practice.

Family Drama Features on Reproductive Health Issues

Rachael Arowolo of Onelife Initiative joins MD and Olomi, both of Premier FM on a Family Radio Drama. The programme anchored by the two presenters mirrored myths, culture and family conflict in taking decisions concerning harmful traditional practices.

Frontpage of the Vanguard Newspaper captures our training of Radio Journalists

Our training of radio journalists to further ensure the amplification of the End FGM was reported by the Vanguard Newspaper and also featured on the front page of the paper. Predictably newspaper reviews in the country that morning mentioned the headline further helping to push the message to the table of policy makers. See a report of the training here online and also on the cable online and also on the news section of the International Centre for Investigative Journalism.

New Frontiers TV features Onelife on Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance, Onelife Initiative for Human Development had Chidinma Okoli, one of its intern feature on the New Frontiers TV for an hour as part of activities to commemorate the day. We also coordinated with trained journalists from across the country sponsoring programmes on the station and also airing jingles in various languages.

Press Conference on the EndFGM Poster Art Competition

Journalists from 10 media houses covered the press conference section of the EndFGM Poster Art Competition in Oyo State. Our partners from Osun and Ekiti states were also in attention.

The project saw us receiving 2,217 entries from girls in secondary schools across the 5 states with the highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria.16 million Nigerians were reached on this project especially through the use of radio for further spread the word on preventing the future generation of mothers and fathers from subscribing to FGM.

The project was reported in several newspapers across the country. The Nation Newspaper, Daily Times, Authority Newspaper and others radio stations across the state also had it embedded in their news hour.

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