FGM Caught Red Handed! [In Pics]
In one of the most dreadful experiences fieldworkers in an FGM project of CCT in Rorya, Mara Region together with Police had to face mutilated girls, just cut and with blood trickling down their legs. After several years of efforts from numerous stakeholders communities in Mara region are not having the same ease with girls mutilation which for time unknown has been conducted for the pretext of appeasing the gods.
Eventually some are trying to evolve with times and come up with different approaches so that they can have their girls cut without attracting attention of their adversaries. Of the recent girls have been cut in the night and sometimes not that much ceremoniously but in the quiet of the house, with expert Ngaribas delivering the now much needed “home delivery”.
A woman who performs the ritual is known as Ngariba; usually matured enough to conduct this critical spiritual and social enterprise.
Pictures below were serially captured after the ngariba in was caught:N.B: We apologize for both quality of pictures and disturbing nature of some images
Women Development Children and Gender Department
Christian Council of Tanzania