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Breaking with Tradition

Tanzania’s efforts to abandon female genital mutilation and the practice of child marriage
20 Nov 17 Religion & Culture

According to the Girls Not Brides global campaign, Tanzania has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, with 7% of girls being married before the age 15. In the Mara region, northern Tanzania, there is a 32% prevalence rate among women aged 15-49. FGM, child marriage, and teenage pregnancy are inextricably linked. Once a girl has been cut, she is viewed as being ready for marriage, and teen pregnancy follows.

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