Hope, along with our partner Crowd2Map, takes the opportunity to participate in events throughout the year, and around the world, in order to raise awareness of FGM and our work to eradicate the practice in Tanzania. We will list links below to register for upcoming events that we will be involved in or would recommend attending. You can also see an archive of previous events.

Following events we have been involved in, we will also be sharing our reports here on the site.

Upcoming events:

A special screening and Q&A, In The Name Of Your Daughter
9th October 2021

Some of the girls from the film, Rhobi Samwelly, (FGM survivor and director of Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania) Tharien van Eck (Chair FAWCO Target Program), Giselle Portenier (filmmaker) and co founder of the END FGM Canada Network, Janet Chapman (Chair, Tanzania Development Trust) and Annemarie Middelburg, consultant and FGM expert will join the session for Questions and Answers following the screening.

Organised by by FAWCO, HGWT, TDT, Crowd2Map & END FGM Canada.

Register here

Past events:

Screening of the powerful film, In The Name Of Your Daughter, on International Women’s Day
8th March 2021

Organised by FAWCO, Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania, Tanzania Development Trust & END FGM Canada Network.

Film screening of In the Name of Your Daughter – to mark International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM 6th February 2021.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this special screen. We hope you enjoyed the Q&A with some of the girls from here at Hope as much as we did.

Virtual Mapathon – to mark International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM 6th February 2021.

Map against FGM for Human Rights Day
10th December 2020

To mark the end of the 16 days of activism campaign against Gender Based Violence and Human Right’s Day, we collaborated with Crowd2Map for an online event and virtual mapathon to help map rural Tanzania to protect girls from FGM.

Rhobi talking at an earlier event

Debating Gender-Based Violence with male villagers in Northern Tanzania
December 2020

In December 2020, we held debates with 60 local men in Bonchugu village and Nyamburi village, Northern Tanzania, around the impact of female genital mutilation (FGM) and other forms of gender-based violence.
Read about these important debates here.

How Mapping Can Protect Girls from FGM
17th November 2020

This virtual event offered attendees an opportunity to hear from Crowd2Map founder Janet Chapman and FGM survivor and activist Rhobi Samwelly about how they are using OpenStreetMap and other open tools to help protect girls from FGM in rural Tanzania.
Read our event report here.

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