Girls Run Away to Avoid FGM

A growing numbers of girls are running away from home to escape genital mutilation carried out during mass initiations in Tanzania

In a remote, deeply traditional corner of northern Tanzania, growing numbers of girls are running away from home to escape genital mutilation carried out during mass initiations.
 
According to girls’ rights campaigners, in the Tarime district of Mara region, bordering Kenya, the number of girls who fled these illegal rituals at the end of last year doubled to 634 from 312 the year before.
 
Up to 7.9 million girls and women in Tanzania are thought to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), which involves the removal of the clitoris and external genitalia.
 
To read the article titled, “Hundreds of Tanzanian girls run away from home to avoid FGM – TRFN,” click here.

Source: 
SABC News

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