Sister Fa and her Band together with World Vision undertake another sensitization tour on Female Genital Cutting. This time they travel in five different villages in the area of Kolda in the southern Senegal.
A short solo performance from Sister Fa the 5th February at the UK Consulate in New York, along with some important people like Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the UN, Kate Gilmore, Deputy UNFPA Executive Director, and Dr Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF.
Sister Fa and her partners in Berlin, Germany are starting a new project to do sensitization work on topics like Female Gential Cutting and child marriage in the different African communities in Berlin.
The project called Assobul is a student circle of artists and friends from many nationalities, namely; Senegal, Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Guinea, Cameroon, Uganda Ivory Cost, and Burkina Faso. The goal of the group is to offer a platform whereby ideas and experiences earned both in Europe as well as in their home countries can be exchanged. The project is supported from the German organizations Balance -Familienplanungszentrum and Horizonte – für Familien.
ASSOBUL will provide a platform for exchanging ideas and discussions and will address the issue of the girl child protection born in Germany and are a target risk of practices that are illegal in their host country.
The platform will try to clarify and explain the consequences of these practices. Moreover it will be a tool of bringing together the Diaspora community. In doing so, they try as a community to define the role of women in Europe and Africa and their children so that they can no longer be hostages or victims of traditional practices. Also inform the Diaspora community of the legal consequences of such practices in their host country.
It is time for the African community based in Germany to be at the forefront in trying to solve problems related to their traditions and provide significant support to what is already on the ground in Africa in terms of awareness and activities.
A New song and video we did last time I was in Senegal 2014 with my Friend K2 from my home region Casamance. Enjoy it!
Sister Fa will be on tour again in May for her sensitization campaign “EDUCATION SANS EXCISION” (Education without cutting). With her partners from Orchid Project, London she will travel this time to Guinea to visit several villages in the northern part of the country.
Befor leaving to Guinea she will do evaluation work for her project she did with World Vision in March 2014 in southern Senegal. For this reason she will travel there again and visit the places she went to see what happend since.
The interview is starting around minute 19.
Sister Fa together with World Vision are touring again in Senegal to sensitize the people for the harmful consequences of Female Genital Cutting. More news from the tour are coming up.