Title: Campaign For The Eradication Of Female Genital Mutilation Practice In Patani Lga, Delta State, Nigeria
Author(s): Jammy Seigha GUANAH
Abstract: It is believed that the rights of women are violated when they are subjected to forceful Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), or Female Genital Cutting (FGC) practice, apart from the harm the practice exposes them to. Consequently, the main objectives of this study were to ascertain if respondents were aware, or exposed to any media campaign against FGM/C? to fnd out if FGM/C affected their sexual lives, and to establish if FGM/C has curbed promiscuity in the area. This qualitative study adopted the focus group discussion (FGD) method to elicit discussants’ views about FGM/C and media campaigns against it. The paper was anchored on Attitude Change Theory. The population of the study was 20,030, and purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample size. Findings revealed that women in the area were not aware of any media campaign against FGM/C.. Also, they admitted that there was no beneft in FGM/C, and lamented that most of them experienced sexual dissatisfaction. Furthermore, they agreed FGM/C has not curbed promiscuity in the area. The study recommended, among others, that media campaigns should commence immediately in Patani LGA and other areas where they have not penetrated? that FGM/C cutters and practitioners involved should be given alternative professions so that they can become effective change­agents, and that media campaigns should be carried out in local languages.
Keywords: Cutters, Female Genital Mutilation, Girls, Media Campaign, Promiscuity.

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