FGM in Tanzania

I was called out for using an identifiable image of a person for this viz that can be offensive to her. I can get that, this wasn’t the best move from me. However, it would have been more elegant to send me a message about it than ranting on Twitter. I blurred the image, that still raised some concerns, and I was reported to Pexels by someone so I had to change the pic. I don’t know who has this much time, but I could use some of that. This is the final image I ended up using, the clickable version is available on Tableau Public.

Nationally approximately 10% of women aged 15 to 49 report having undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania, but prevalence is much higher in the Mara region at 32%. The prevalence of FGM varies greatly by ethnic identity and in Tanzania these procedures are predominantly performed as a component of girls’ social initiation. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. Hope for Girls and Women actively participates in community outreach events to open up dialogue within local practising communities and raise awareness.

Final design on Tableau Public

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