How did more than 1.5 million women and girls benefit from radio on GBV awareness of mothers, and many girls in my town?

Susu Mohamed
Posted October 29, 2021 from Somalia

  How did more than 1.5 million women and girls benefit from radio on GBV awareness of mothers, and many girls in my town?

My organization, which started this year's training for women and girls, has changed so many lives. In February 2021, we distributed NFI kit 350 to women IDPs, girls' schools, and We have conducted training and awareness-based on GBV and FMG. We totally benefited from this training. 20,000 women and girls totally benefited from this training. The second part of this training has concluded Oct-2021.

In the training, we talked about how to prevent further rape of young girls and how to end female genital mutilation. During this training, we learned that there is a big difference between those who have been circumcised and those who have been raped in recent months. The awareness was taken by the mothers. We have launched this awareness campaign, a radio station in the country for their benefit, mothers who are illiterate, October-December 2021, an awareness campaign against rape. The slogan we published was "Do not send at night between 6-7 pm, so that your daughter does not experience rape during those times."

In fact, we have been receiving hundreds of letters and individuals who have filled our office as they are very happy and appreciative of the information I have broadcast on the radio. This new initiative benefited from the awareness we have broadcast to more than 1.5 million women and girls in Mogadishu. This view was born after we found that people who like to listen to the radio, as many mothers are illiterate, will benefit from listening as they listen to the radio a lot.

I am happy to hear this awareness on the radio as I cannot read or write. This hearing has helped me a lot. I am a mother of eight girls. Thank you for giving us this awareness to protect young girls. Sahra's Hassan said,

When I attended this training, I realized that the health effects of circumcision are greater than the health risks of circumcision. I remember my daughter being cut down and crying. "Take me back to my mother. Take me back to my mother. I was happy with the circumcision because it was a tradition for us. When my daughter was put on the table and I couldn't do anything about it, she died. I'm very sorry for my decision." I must not circumcise those who are still young.kaafiya Hassan said:

We will continue our efforts to prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) and (GBV) to raise awareness about it in the rural areas of Bakool, Lower and Juba Shabelle in southern Somalia. Have these projects benefited at least 2 million women and girls over the past 13 years? Censorship and FGM must end.  

 

My vision and dreams is for girls to have the right to a healthy education, a home, and a good reputation so that they can be self-sufficient in the future.

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Dawn Arteaga
Oct 29, 2021
Oct 29, 2021

Wow Susu - what tremendous impact! Did you see you can set goals and track your impact on your profile now? We shared an email about it. But if you click on “initiative” on your profile tab you can get started. Here’s a short video that explains more: https://youtu.be/stgWDLy1IcQ

Congratulations!!!

Susu Mohamed
Oct 29, 2021
Oct 29, 2021

Thank you dear Dawn,
I am going to track our impact on my profile,
I sow the email that clarifies the new initiative..
Regards,
Suu

megsmueller
Oct 30, 2021
Oct 30, 2021

Hi Dawn
Thank you so much .
Keep wellxx

Jill Langhus
Oct 29, 2021
Oct 29, 2021

Wow! You rock, Susu! Keep up the great work!

Hope you have a good weekend, dear. xx

Susu Mohamed
Oct 29, 2021
Oct 29, 2021

Yes dear jill,
We have added new media awareness and a lot has been found, useful for illiterate women.
Thanks

Jill Langhus
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 01, 2021

Wonderful:-) Sounds great, dear.

Hope you have a great, safe week!

Susu Mohamed
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 01, 2021

Thanks dear jill

Jill Langhus
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 01, 2021

You're welcome:-)

megsmueller
Oct 30, 2021
Oct 30, 2021

Wow Susu! Congratulations! You are doing a great work. I am especially happy that you have been able to reach illiterate women - this is another initiative that is so close to my heart. Thank you for your impact!

Much love to you.

Susu Mohamed
Oct 31, 2021
Oct 31, 2021

Sister thank you
Love, hugs

valem
Nov 02, 2021
Nov 02, 2021

Hello sister Susu
Bravo on what your doing stay blessed

Susu Mohamed
Nov 02, 2021
Nov 02, 2021

Thank you sister valem

jeannette nahora
Nov 02, 2021
Nov 02, 2021

Turn up in your dream am so proud of you

Susu Mohamed
Nov 03, 2021
Nov 03, 2021

Me too dear,
Thanks

Felicitas Wung
Nov 03, 2021
Nov 03, 2021

Thanks

Susu Mohamed
Nov 03, 2021
Nov 03, 2021

Welcome dear

Kay Link
Nov 03, 2021
Nov 03, 2021

Thank you for the incredible, important work you are doing! This lessens so much suffering of girls and women, who so often have to face these painful experiences alone and unable to talk about it. With people like you working to stop FGM, I know this practice will end someday soon.

Susu Mohamed
Nov 04, 2021
Nov 04, 2021

Welcome sister yes this bad culture will end soon.
Regards
Suu

Regina Afanwi Young
Nov 03, 2021
Nov 03, 2021

Such an amazing write up Susu dear, how are you doing. That you so much for the great job you are doing for this these girls. It's good to see you are impacting so much lives. Tombs up to you sis.
Sending love and hugs always.
Regina

Susu Mohamed
Nov 04, 2021
Nov 04, 2021

I am doing great lovely Ragina,
How are you and family.
Thank you.
Love, hugs
Suu

Regina Afanwi Young
Nov 04, 2021
Nov 04, 2021

They are doing great dear Susu

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 06, 2021
Nov 06, 2021

Dear Susu,
What an astounding impact you are having. Hw brilliant to reach out through radio and to make it possible for so many to get your news, information and empowering messages. How wonderful too that you are able to be in touch and turn this into conversations. This is true change making. May your vision and dreams continue to change lives.

Susu Mohamed
Nov 08, 2021
Nov 08, 2021

Dear Tam
ooh yes thank you dear mam tam.
much love to you.
suu

Catherine Djiemo
Nov 07, 2021
Nov 07, 2021

Hej Suu,
Happy to read this . Its important to educate women on GBV. It gladens my spirit Reading in SRHR . Great job.
Love
Catherine Djiemo

Susu Mohamed
Nov 08, 2021
Nov 08, 2021

Dear catherine,
yes thanks
much love to you
suu

Grace Iliya
Nov 12, 2021
Nov 12, 2021

This is great dear Susu. I am sure the ripple effect of this impact will even be more than we can guess.
Keep up the good work.
Much Love

Susu Mohamed
Nov 13, 2021
Nov 13, 2021

Yes sister.
Thanks much love dear
Suu