Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania

by Tanzania Development Trust
Play Video
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania
Protect Girls from FGM in Tanzania

Project Report | Dec 12, 2018
Over 300 girls rescued this FGM cutting season

By Rhobi Samwelly | Project Leader

Film screening
Film screening

This cutting season is gearing up to be one of our busiest - we now have 301 girls in our 2 safe houses and Rhobi is preparing to rescue 80 more.  They are expected to remain until January at the earliest, when the long process of reconciliation with their families begins.  They will not be returned until their parents have signed an affadavit promising not to cut them.  This can take multiple, expensive visits.

Girls generally turn up with only the clothes on their back.  Sometimes without even shoes or underwear.

We are in urgent need of funds, particuarly for food.

Your donations will go directly to girls at the safe houses. They will allow us to buy food, sanitary products and educational materials for the young girls escaping FGM.

Just last week, HGWT hosted another screening of the documentary 'In the Name of Your Daughter'. The film screening was at Bwirege primary school in the Butiama District and it led to 3 girls speaking out. They were scared and asked for HGWT's help in escaping their cutting ceremonies.

HGWT is protecting young girl's dreams and saving lives. The safe houses are the only source of sanctuary many of these girls have and resources are spread thin because of the high demand for our help. 

What Rhobi, our founder does is not easy but as an FGM survivor, her passion allows her to transcend any adversities our safe houses have in their way. This season of giving, you can be assured that your donation will go directly to saving girls from FGM.

Thank you, and best wishes for the festive season. 

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Oct 1, 2018
Rhobi tells her story at the United Nations

By Janet CHAPMAN | Project Leader

Jul 3, 2018
Launching an FGM reporting system by text with UNFPA

By Janet Chapman | Fundraising officer

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Tanzania Development Trust

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @tanzdevtrust
Project Leader:
Janet CHAPMAN
Ms
London , Greater London United Kingdom

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.