Hundreds of Tanzanian girls run away from home to avoid FGM

February 10, 2015 11:11 AM

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TARIME, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a remote, deeply traditional corner of northern Tanzania, growing numbers of girls are running away from home to escape genital mutilation carried out during mass initiations.

In the Tarime district of Mara region, bordering Kenya, the number of girls who fled these illegal rituals at the end of last year doubled to 634 from 312 the year before, according to girls' rights campaigners.

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