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Wow! UNICEF believes your frown is powerful and valuable, This is so innovative…

Yes people, Your Frowns are very powerful and will now be used for good as the Joint UNFPA/UNICEF programme for FGM/C abandonment is set to launch a non-of-its-kind Photocampaign  on the 30th of March using the platform of Meets Media.

The proposed UNICEF-powered #endcuttinggirls photo-campaign is a new innovation that will annually compile thousands of facial expressions towards  ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (wrongly called Female Circumcision) in Nigeria. For 2017, UNICEF needs all Nigerians  to FROWN at FGM/C, From April 10th to June 27th. No one will be left out.100 carefully profiled/selected Celebrities and media personalities will be required to Frown at FGM/C annually, by volunteering their placard photograph and autograph. 20,000 other model placard photographs and signatures will also be compiled for the abandonment of FGM/C in Nigeria starting from Lagos State, then followed closely by the FGM/C high-prevalence states (Osun, Imo, Ekiti, Oyo and ebonyi State). Thousands of other interested participants will be encouraged to join the campaign from any location VIA @endcuttinggirls on twitter and instagram. more details of this campaign will be unveiled on the 30th of march, 2017 in Lagos State.

Though these signed “FROWNS” when compiled will be creatively used on Social Media and also in communities where FGM/C is still practiced to solicit commitments towards its abandonment, but also, the most powerful FROWNS will be selected and be used for yet-to-be-unveiled special purposes. As part of efforts to achieve the SDG5 target 3 by year 2030, This innovation is driven by some UNICEF-trained young advocates using social media to campaign for  FGM/C abandonment in Nigeria.

According to WHO (1997), FGM/C (Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting) is “any partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury done to the female genital organs for nonmedical reasons.”

World Health Organization (WHO) classifies FGM/C in 4 types:

•    Type 1 (Clitoridectomy): Partial or total removal of the clitoris, in very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris) is removed.

•    Type 2 (Excision): Partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora (the labia are “the lips” that surround the vagina).

•    Type 3 (Infibulation): narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner, or outer, labia, with or without removal of the clitoris.

•    Type 4 (Unclassified): all other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, e.g. pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area.

19.9 million Nigerian women have undergone FGM/C- a practice that has no known advantage.
With our FROWNS, we can say no to this harmful Practice. Together we will end Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting in this generation.

For more information on FGM/C, you may watch this video….

Follow us @endcuttinggirls on Twitter!


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Radio Schedule for PimPimPim Radio Drama Serial in 10 Radio Stations

CLIENT:
UNICEF
  PROGRAMME TITLE UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C Abandonment: Accelerating Change
  CAMPAIGN: RADIO DRAMA CAMPAIGN on FGM/C Abandonment
  MARKET: EBONYI, EKITI, IMO, OSUN AND OYO
  MEDIUM: RADIO
  DRAMA TITLE PIM PIM PIM
  CAMPAIGN PERIOD: 13 WEEKS: FROM JANUARY TO APRIL 2017
MATERIAL DURATION: 15 MINUTES
S/N Media House LOCATION/ STATION State  Prog Language   Broadcast   Broadcast Time   Episode (1-13)
Day’s WK WK WK WK WK WK WK WK WK WK WK WK  WK 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

SOUTH EAST

1 HEARTLAND FM 100.5, Owerri (Radio Nigeria) Imo English Once 3.45pm Thurs 12-Jan 19-Jan 26-Jan 02-Feb 09-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb 02-Mar 09-Mar 16-Mar 23-Mar 30-Mar 06-Apr
2 ORIENT FM 94.4, Owerri (Imo Broadcasting Corporation) Imo Igbo Broadcast 10.45am Fri 13-Jan 20-Jan 27-Jan 03-Feb 10-Feb 17-Feb 24-Feb 03-Mar 10-Mar 17-Mar 24-Mar 31-Mar 07-Apr
Repeat 7.00pm Tues 17-Jan 24-Jan 31-Jan 07-Feb 14-Feb 21-Feb 28-Feb 07-Mar 14-Mar 21-Mar 28-Mar 04-Apr 11-Apr
3 UNITY FM 101.5, Abakaliki (Radio Nigeria) Ebonyi English Broadcast 1.45pm Tues 17-Jan 24-Jan 31-Jan 07-Feb 14-Feb 21-Feb 28-Feb 07-Mar 14-Mar 21-Mar 28-Mar 04-Apr 11-Apr
Repeat 1.00pm Thurs 19-Jan 26-Jan 02-Feb 09-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb 02-Mar 09-Mar 16-Mar 23-Mar 30-Mar 06-Apr 13-Apr
4 SALT FM 98.1, Abakaliki (Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation) Ebonyi Igbo Broadcast 11.00am Sat 07-Jan 14-Jan 21-Jan 28-Jan 04-Feb 11-Feb 18-Feb 25-Feb 04-Mar 11-Mar 18-Mar 25-Mar 01-Apr
Repeat 5.00pm Wed 11-Jan 18-Jan 25-Jan 01-Feb 08-Feb 15-Feb 22-Feb 01-Mar 08-Mar 15-Mar 22-Mar 29-Mar 05-Apr

SOUTH WEST

5 SPLASH FM105.5, Ibadan Oyo English Once 3.00pm Sat 14-Jan 21-Jan 28-Jan 04-Feb 11-Feb 18-Feb 25-Feb 04-Mar 11-Mar 18-Mar 25-Mar 01-Apr 08-Apr
6 AMULUDUN FM 99.1, Moniya, Ibadan (Radio Nigeria) Oyo Yoruba Once 6.15pm Thurs 12-Jan 19-Jan 26-Jan 02-Feb 09-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb 02-Mar 09-Mar 16-Mar 23-Mar 30-Mar 06-Apr
7 LIVINGSPRING FM 104.5, Osogbo (Osun State Broadcasting Corporation) Osun English Once 3.45pm Tues 10-Jan 17-Jan 24-Jan 31-Jan 07-Feb 14-Feb 21-Feb 28-Feb 07-Mar 14-Mar 21-Mar 28-Mar 04-Apr
8 ORISUN FM 89.5, Osogbo (Osun State Broadcasting Corporation) Osun Yoruba Once 6.00pm Thurs 12-Jan 19-Jan 26-Jan 02-Feb 09-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb 02-Mar 09-Mar 16-Mar 23-Mar 30-Mar 06-Apr
9 EKITI RADIO FM 91.5, Ado Ekiti (Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State) Ekiti English Once 11.45am Fri 06-Jan 13-Jan 20-Jan 27-Jan 03-Feb 10-Feb 17-Feb 24-Feb 03-Mar 10-Mar 17-Mar 24-Mar 31-Mar
10 PROGRESS FM 100.5, Ado Ekiti (Radio Nigeria) Ekiti Yoruba Once 6.15pm Thurs 12-Jan 19-Jan 26-Jan 02-Feb 09-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb 02-Mar 09-Mar 16-Mar 23-Mar 30-Mar 06-Apr
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