Women are standing up against the plight of gender based violence and sexual crimes in South Africa. This age old crisis has been affecting not just woman but little girls around the globe for centuries. Our director, Rhobi Samwelly, joined the The Aubrey Masango Show to discuss about her personal experience of being forced to … Continue reading Rhobi featured on Podcast Africa
We were delighted to participate in this important event! Thank you to everyone who took part. Moreover, we recently held a girls empowerment session at Mugumu in Serengeti District organised by Grumeti Fund! More than 900 girls attended, and FGM education, GBV and other topics were delivered.
Interested in finding out more about our work this past cutting season? The challenges we faced? Our plans going forward? Hope has created a Progress Report to update our supporters, that you can find at the following link: http://www.tanzdevtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/HGWT-SEASONAL-AND-PROGRESS-REPORT-FEB-2019.pdf
Last week, Mohabe Mwita Marwa Simangwe, a cutter from Matare village dropped her tools at the HGWT safe house and swore not to cut any more girls in the Serengeti district. This adds to the already long list of cutters that have been impacted by Rhobi Samwelly's mission. In 2015, Christina, a circumciser who had … Continue reading Cutters are dropping their tools because of HGWT
'In the Name of Your Daughter' continues to make a lasting impact in the global mission against female genital mutilation. Directed by Canadian Giselle Portenier, the documentary is centred around Rhobi Samwelly's active fight against FGM in rural Tanzania. Since its premiere at the Copenhagen Film Festival, the movie has gone on to garner rave … Continue reading ‘In the Name of Your Daughter’ shown to at-risk girls in Tanzania