#5  S04.E05 - UN-CUT: Saying No to FGM and Child Marriages

In this momentous season finale episode, the recording of the Let’s Talk Human Rights podcast takes centre stage in Siha District, nestled within the vibrant Kilimanjaro Regions of Tanzania. Our host, Masechaba Mdaka, is joined in person by two remarkable individuals, Elizabeth Mushi and Daniel Siphael, representing the Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Community Organisation (KWIECO). This organisation staunchly advocates for justice, human rights respect, and gender equality in Tanzania. Together, they delve into a subject deeply entrenched in cultural roots yet pivotal for the empowerment of young girls and women.
As this episode coincides with the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), it adds a significant layer to the ongoing conversation. This compelling narrative shines a spotlight on the commendable efforts of individuals and organisations spearheading the paradigm shift towards Alternative Rights of Passage—a realm where cultural customs harmoniously coexist with empowerment and progress.
Drawing from World Vision’s illuminating insights on the pressing issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Africa, the discussion underscores the urgent need for collective action and advocacy to eradicate this harmful practice. Additionally, our host highlights the ongoing advocacy programmes by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Tanzania, specifically focusing on combatting FGM, emphasising the poignant voices demanding an end to this violation of girls' rights and childhood.
As the season culminates, you are cordially invited to embark on a thought-provoking journey—a journey that champions the rights, well-being, and opportunities for young girls and women worldwide. Join us in this finale episode that echoes a resounding call for change, unity, and resilience in the pursuit of a brighter, more empowered future for all.
Season 4 / Episode 5 23 Nov 2023 English South Africa Politics · Government

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