Digital Champions Leading the Fight Against FGM in Tanzania

Friday, December 2 | 2:00pm

Girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Mara, Tanzania live in very remote villages, far from the rule of law. Digital Champions help map these villages to ensure girls can be found quickly, especially in the middle of the night when most calls for urgent help are received, particularly during the “cutting season”. They also educate their communities and report cases of gender-based violence using a free smartphone app.