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May 11, 2021

Female Genital Mutilation: How Education Can Break the Cycle of Tradition

By Peres Munanka

Peres Munanka, a teenage activist from Tanzania, discusses female genital mutilation and how to break the cycle of tradition. My name is Peres Munanka, I am a young girl of 17 years old from a tribe that practices female genital mutilation. But I thank God that my parents never saw the benefits of this practice…

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March 22, 2017

Taste of Tanzania 2017

By Girls Education Collaborative

Taste of Tanzania is back! Join us for Girls Education Collaborative’s 2nd annual Taste of Tanzania! Tuesday, May 2 | 6:00- 8:30pm | 3275 Elmwood Avenue | Tonawanda, NY | 14217 Enjoy a buffet-style authentic Tanzanian dinner, featuring a marketplace of local venders, a basket raffle, and vibrant African music. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Patron (‘Special friend of…

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March 8, 2017

IWD: The Rights Women in the West Take for Granted Are Still a Dream in Tanzania

By Anne Wadsworth

This International Women’s Day, we implore you to truly think internationally. The rights we western women have enjoyed for decades are not yet guaranteed to women and girls in towns and villages in countries all over the world. While we fight for equal pay, stature and opportunity, women in other countries are just beginning to…

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December 21, 2016

Female Genital Mutilation and What We Can Do To Stop It

By Anne Wadsworth

I recently returned from Kitenga, Tanzania, where our organization, Girls Education Collaborative (GEC), is working with a community-led initiative to create more opportunities for girls through education. Days after returning to the US, I turned around to leave for Washington, DC to participate in the first US Summit to End Violence Against Girls. While in…

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December 7, 2016

Girls Being Girls in Kitenga

By Anne Wadsworth

Dear Friends, I have recently returned from an almost three week stay in Tanzania. It was a trip like none other. For the first time since five years ago, when GEC became a part of this incredible project, there were girls on campus- living in the dorms. Attending classes. Doing homework under solar lanterns. Playing…

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