Challenge:

Khanga Design Challenge

FGM

Raymond Maimu


Title

FGM

Name: Artist/Group

Raymond Maimu

Describe your idea (200 Words)

Data Fact: 10% of girls from the age of 15-49 have undergone female genital mutilation that is 1 out of 10. Source: Tanzania Demographic Health Survey (TDHS) Pictorial relevance: Within the picture, there is a female icon and at the bottom, a razor blade both representing female genital mutilation with protruding branches each with 10 leaves and 1 of them at the top is in red while the others are in green, this number symbolizes the ratio as in the data acquired. FGM has negative effects as complications during birth, transition of HIV/AIDS and loss of blood, in a serious case, death is also concerned. As much as some people are aware of this yet this negative traditional practice has been exercised over the years leaving those who have not yet undergone FGM thought to be as less of a woman , and a complete shame in her own society. This is not right, and education should be given to such societies to raise more awareness as this will greatly affect our young ladies psychologically and physically.

Khanga Tagline

Nipende leo na uchungu kesho tuje kula kwangu

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