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Girls at Risk of FGM and Child Marriage in Tarime, Tanzania

Girls at Risk of FGM and Child Marriage in Tarime, Tanzania

FORWARD’s partner organisation the Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) is running a campaign in Mwanza and Mara Region in Tanzania where 5,000 girls are at risk of undergoing FGM over this FGM season.

Ms Grace Mghamba the Legal Officer reported that the campaign has focused on information dissemination, radio programme, round table discussion and community dialogue.

Over 2000 people have directly been targeted in this campaign to reduce the number of girls in Tarime district from undergoing FGM.

FORWARD, in partnership with CDF, has now released our latest research into the experiences of child brides and child mothers.

I refused to go through FGM because I knew other friends who were mutilated and had bled heavily and one had died. So I was scared that if I went through the ritual I might die and dreaded the fact that the bodies of those who die during FGM are just thrown away.

**Peer research report**

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