Each year, Discovery Health bestows awards on a well-deserving health journalist in each of the categories.
One of these well deserving journalists will walk away with the main prize, the Discovery Health Journalist of the Year Award.
Joining the list of elite journalists across Africa, Peace Hyde has been shortlisted for the category of Young Upcoming Health Journalist award for her work detailing the horrific practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and its effect on the young girls who endure the vicious act.
The work was published in the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa magazine and will be one of 3 shortlisted finalists for the category at the Awards ceremony, which takes place on the 15th of June in South Africa.
The story, The Children Who Become Women Too Soon, depicts the harrowing tale of young girls who are subjected to the act of FGM in remote areas in Nigeria.
Following the ban on this practice by the previous Nigerian administration, Peace Hyde explores in her article, the long term health and psychological effects of some victims of this act painting a vivid and compelling report on the practice.
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