African Circumcision

A project in Kisumu, Kenya by Ulli Schauen

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A series of high quality radio reports - out of Africa - for Africa - free for Africa - you can make it possible
Backers: 57
Average Pledge Per Backer: €73

Funded: €4,149 of €15,000
Dates: Aug 28th -> Sep 28th (32 days)
Project By: Ulli Schauen
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Latest News

Missing background in Kenyan TV report about botched circumcisions - up to today

September 27th - via:
Kenyan TV channel KTN has re-uploaded its disturbing 2016 report to facebook about botched circumcisions that have harmed and mutilated streetchildren  in Nairobi.  What they do not report about, neither in the report itself nor later on youtube or... (Read More)

Informed Consent? - Not really

September 22nd - via:
Informed consent to circumcision?  Researchers have seriously doubted this in a study in Kenya 2019 after interviewing people in the circumcision industry and after observing the process.  The study was discussed in the industry, but not publicly... (Read More)

One week to go - help make it happen!

September 20th - via:
Hello altogether,  thank you for contributing to "African Circumcision", the project that can bring critical reports to African radios about the US-mass circumcision campaign on African boys and men. We love that you are so openminded to do it.... (Read More)

Bring this critical appraisal to the African people!

September 16th - via:
This will definitely part of our series for African radio! Just published: A group of authors from Europe, USA and Africa brings up many flaws of the mass circumcision campaign. Among other points, that it is based on "racist beliefs and sterotypes".... (Read More)

UNICEF und die Beschneidung von Neugeborenen

September 8th - via:
Photo (Ulli Schauen): Lehrschwester Bertha Ochungo zeigt die Schlaufen, mit denen die Beinchen der neugeborenen Jungen während ihrer Beschneidung gehalten werden. Noch  im Mai 2020 hat das UN-Kinderhilfswerk UNICEF uns auf Anfrage  Begründungen... (Read More)

Journalism / Intactivism / Circumcisionism -

September 7th - via:
Dear intactivists, dear pro-VMMC campaigners,  please understand that we are not activists and we are not campaigning for either side. As journos we would never want to "sell" activism to African radios. Though we must say that this has been done by... (Read More)

"African Circumcision" has been selected as a Kickstarter Team-Favorit!

September 3rd - via:
kstarter Team for selecting "African Circumcision as one of your favorites! Now it carries the banderole  with the buzzwords "projects we love". Einen herzlichen Dank an das Kickstarter-Team für die Auswahl von "African Circumcision" als Team... (Read More)

The US-Withdrawal from the World Health Organisation - we will find out about the consequences for the VMMC campaign

September 2nd - via:
US-President Trump wants the USA to withdraw from the WHO. What does this mean for the US-led male circumcision campaign in Africa, which is formally a WHO project?  We are inquiring about this, and we will publish the results to African radio,... (Read More)

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