In 2017 the Dadaab Refugee Settlement provided various canvases and walls for artists who were refugees in the settlement to express themselves. At the time, Dadaab housed around 250,000 people and included people who were affected by the 2011 famine in Somalia.
The large scale murals are the work of refugee artists who were supported by FilmAid's team of art trainers. FilmAid International conducted a two week, intensive training program with nine young artists from the Settlements. Through these workshops, participants developed their technical skills and their ability to incorporate stories, emotions and messages into their art.
The project's goal was to contextualise and raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) and early/forced marriage, as well as calling communities to become active in its eradication.