More than 300 Girls graduate into womanhood without ‘The Cut’

Amref Health Africa in Tanzania through the Integrated ARP and WASH project in Kilindi held anAlternative Rite of Passage (ARP) training and graduation ceremony engaging both girls and boys from Kilindi District, Tanga Region. During the three-day training, a total of 300 girls graduated into womanhood at the Alternative Rite of Passage celebration. The week started with training sessions on a variety of topics including reproductive health, the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), early marriage, teenage pregnancy, life skills and children’s rights. 

Namayan Laizer a young Maasai girl who graduated from the event said that “We thank Amref for this project”.We are now happy we will not be forced to undergo FGM as it is harmful practice, and now I have a chance to pursue my studies and fulfil my dreams”