Tanzania: NGO Steps Up Fight Against FGM, Early Marriages

Mara — CHILDREN’S Dignity Forum (CDF) is implementing an ambitious project aimed at saving schoolgirls from the menace of female genital mutilation (FGM), early marriages and HIV/AIDS in Mara Region. The project dubbed Strengthen Girls Network and Clubs in Response to Child Marriage, FGM and HIV Prevention Strategies is targeting public schools in Tarime, Rorya, Musoma rural and Musoma municipality.

Ms Fransisca Silayo, the project coordinator, made the revelation during a special function organized by the NGO to provide anti- FGM, early marriages and HIV/AIDS education to female pupils of Nyasho B Primary School in Musoma Municipality late last week. The schoolgirls hailed CDF for introducing the project and wanted the society to value them as it is the case with boys.

 

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