News about FGM

Community Picnic against FGM

The CHANGE Trainer and CHANGE Agents with the participants of their BCA. Photo: © Binta Fatty.The CHANGE Trainer and CHANGE Agents with the participants of their BCA. Photo: © Binta Fatty.

On Saturday, 6th of July 2019 the CHANGE Agents (CAs) Binta Fatty and Sahra Mahmud organized their first “Behavioural Change Activity” (BCA) in the context of the EU project Let’s CHANGE, in order to educate their communities on the topic of FGM. The BCA was implemented by the CHANGE Trainer (CT) and mentor Colette Tchoumbou.

For their BCA Colette and the CAs met with 35 adults and around 20 children, from Nigeria, Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Togo, Mauretania, Senegal, the Gambia, Somalia, Sudan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Germany and Belgium, to have a picnic in the park.

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FGM-Activity at Kenako Africa Festival

The participants of the BCA take a stance against FGM. Photo: © Audrey Ledjou.Die Teilnehmer der BCA setzten ein Zeichen gehen weibliche Genitalverstümmelung. Foto: © Audrey Ledjou.For her first self-organized and implemented Behavioural Change Activit (BCA), meant for the sensitization and education on the topic of FGM as part of the EU-funded Let’s CHANGE project, CHANGE Agent Audrey Ledjou organized a meeting at Kenako Africa Festival on Sunday, 14th July 2019. 15 people from Guinea, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, France, and Germany attended the event.

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Men speak about FGM – The Let’s CHANGE project is picking up pace

The participant of the BCA, implemented and organized by Evariste Kapnang and Sana Diedhiou. Photo: © Sana DiedhiouThe participant of the BCA, implemented and organized by Evariste Kapnang and Sana Diedhiou. Photo: © Sana Diedhiou

On Sunday, 30th of June 2019, the CHANGE Trainer Evariste Kapnang invited 12 male Berlin residents from Mali, Senegal, Gambia, and Cameroon, with the help of CHANGE Agent Sana Diedhiou, to share a meal and talk about FGM. The event was a held in the context of the EU-funded project Let’s CHANGE, as one of several Behavioural CHANGE Activities the CHANGE Agents need to organize. This BCA was the fourth one since April 2019.

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Let’s CHANGE: First BCA implemented by CHANGE Agent

Some of the participants at Sana Diedhiou's BCA. Photo: © Sana DiedhiousSome of the participants at Sana Diedhiou's BCA.
Photo: © Sana Diedhious
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On Sunday, 14th July 2019, Sana Diedhiou implemented his first Behavioural Change Activity (BCA) as a CHANGE Agent of the EU-funded project Let’s CHANGE. BCAs serve the sensitization and education concerning the topic of FGM in the CHANGE Agents’ communities.

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Let’s CHANGE – FGM-Workshop at Fashionshow

The CHANGE Agents Martha Waithaka and Fera Simanjuntak-Soltmann with their mentor Isatou Barry on the red carpet of the fasion show. Photo: &copy; Carsten BöttingerThe CHANGE Agents Martha Waithaka and Fera Simanjuntak-Soltmann with their mentor Isatou Barry on the red carpet of the fasion show. Photo: © Carsten BöttingerThe fifth Behavioural Change Activity (BCA) of the EU-funded Let’s CHANGE project took place on Thursday, 4th of July 2019, in the context of several fashion shows at MIO Club Berlin, during Berlin Fashion Week. The CHANGE Agents Martha Waithaka and Fera Simanjuntak-Soltmann, who was also one of the fashion shows’ organizers, put together a workshop regarding the topic of FGM. To join the workshop, the models booked for the fashion shows. as well as some of the CHANGE Agents’ friends and acquaintances, were invited.

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