ePhoto: July 2021

Maisha Pakacha: A Fan Favorite 

Humans have always told stories as a way to understand, share, and shift beliefs and actions. In Kenya, Population Media Center (PMC) is locally producing two radio shows, Isbadalka Maalmaha (“Changing Days”) and Maisha Pakacha (“Life is a Carrier Bag”), as part of UNFPA/UNICEF’s Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Acting together with partner organizations, PMC is working to re-write the script on harmful practices like gender-based violence and female genital mutilation in Kenya – and our transformative storytelling is getting the attention of influential figures.

Magistrate of Kehancha Law Courts, Honorable Anne Karimi recently mentioned Maisha Pakacha while managing a court case. She encouraged residents to listen to the show as a way to denounce violence against women and children and guide community members to vital health and human rights resources. In June, PMC-Kenya had the chance to bring Honorable Anne Karimi in the studio as a guest on a monthly interactive radio call-in show. In the link below, we have a minute-long audio recording of Honorable Anne Karimi sharing her thoughts on Maisha Pakacha and why she promotes the show within her community.

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Left: man on a moto bike wearing a bright neon traffic vest with Maisha Pakacha air date information on it. Right: Woman outside wearing an apron with Maisha Pakacha air date information on it.

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