The project was run by The Gathering Ground and a local FGM Community Association. Through their work they had observed that FGM was difficult to talk about within affected communities and that any work by the law or statutory bodies would lack impact as the practise is only driven further underground. This project sought to overcome these issues and find new ways to address the issue at a local level.
People’s Voice Media trained people from affected communities as Community Reporters and worked with them to gather stories from a wide range of people that covered a diverse range of perspectives and understandings of FGM. We then co-curated the stories into a short film with the Reporters and created a knowledge mobilisation plan based on the creation of a website and grassroots engagement techniques to support them to make change at a local level.