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At least 144 behaviour change activities will be organised by the Change Agents. Each Change Agent will organise at least three activities. The activities, which can be sessions, meetings or events in any form within the communities, are based on the strategies of behaviour change that the Change Agents have developed during the pilot training programme.
Depending on traditional communication strategies in different practising communities the Change Agents will invite people of their community for example to an event with African food, with musicians singing about FGM, inviting speakers or showing movies about FGM. The aim is to initiate behaviour change towards eradicating FGM within the communities.
by Solomon Zewolde, CHANGE Agent at FORWARD
I initiated and led a talk about traditional practices in Ethiopia, asking my participants to share their ideas on various aspects of the topic. Questions for brainstorming were
by Ashwaq Abdirahman, CHANGE Agent at FSAN
I organised a lunch with four Somali mothers. In the invitation, I deliberately told them that I want to discuss FGM in order to avoid confusion and misunderstandings and to create a good atmosphere. At the beginning, I briefly informed them about the project, told them how I came into contact with it and explained the purpose of this conversation.