Executive Director, Global Media Campaign to End FGM
Maggie O'Kane, is the co-founder of the Global Media Campaign to End FGM and Gender Based Violence. The campaign has been changing the media agenda for women across African for almost a decade, by supporting frontline female community activists to take preventative action on women's rights by making FGM and GBV a local media priority. GMC's work from FGM, fistula, through maternal mortality to domestic violence funds women activists directly to take control of the often private local media agenda by providing them funding through Direct Action Media Grants. GMC's work on FGM and GBV has been described by the World Bank as cheap, efficient and highly effective. 28TooMany, an organisation that research FGM globally has described GMC's work as "transformational." O"Kane is a former award winning correspondent with the Guardian, an Emmy award-winning TV producer and currently chairs the board of the European Press Prize.