At SiA Inc. which owns SiA Magazine, we have been carefully recruiting committed staff, consultants and freelance contributors from around the world who believe in what we do. We are proud to present our amazing, creative, and beautifully bold Liberian-American student, Diamond Bennah, who has been working with us as a research assistant and social media manager since February 2018. Diamond is the feisty voice behind instagram's Mami Na Pawa and twitter's @maminapawa. She recently started our youtube channel, Dr. Fuambai Ahmadu, that features highlights mainly from the Human Rites play this past March/April 2018 as well as the Madam Yoko Festival in Sierra Leone back in February 2018. Go get 'em Diamond!!
NOSLINA (National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America) Diamond Award Winner 2018 Dr. Fuambai Ahmadu!
Thanks For 15 Years of Service to Sierra Leonean and Gambian Communities!
Presenting Human Rites ! A play inspired in part by the life and work of Dr. Ahmadu and writings by Professor Richard Shweder. Tickets available online ( follow the link below)! Come and broaden your perspective!
Female Circumcision Awareness Week launch in Sierra Leone Click here to view on-the-ground activism!
Click here to watch Fuambai's 2017 interview with Tucker Carlson
BBC HARDtalk: No place for "FGM" in the 21st Century says President Barack Obama? Click here to view Fuambai's response
Starting in the early 1980s, media coverage of customary African genital surgeries for females has been problematic and overly reliant on sources from within a global activist and advocacy movement opposed to the practice, variously described as female genital mutilation, female genital cutting, or female circumcision. Here, we use the more neutral expression female genital surgery. In their passion to end the practice, anti-mutilation advocacy organizations often make claims about female genital surgeries in Africa that are inaccurate or overgeneralized or that don't apply to most cases.
The aim of this article—which we offer as a public policy advisory statement from a group of concerned research scholars, physicians, and policy experts—is not to take a collective stance on the practice of genital surgeries for either females or males. Our main aim is to express our concern about the media coverage of female genital surgeries in Africa, to call for greater accuracy in cultural representations of little-known others, and to strive for evenhandedness and high standards of reason and evidence in any future public policy debates. In effect, the statement is an invitation to actually have that debate, with all sides of the story fairly represented. Read more..