OpenStreetMap Uganda, in conjunction with Crowd2Map Tanzania joined a global mapathon to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) by contributing data to OpenStreetMap
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The practice is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities from countries in which FGM is common.
FGM is practised in some parts of Eastern and North Easten Uganda.
Crowd2Map's most recent efforts have been focused on fighting female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Serengeti region, Tanzania. With support from international bodies and Partners, they set up a Global Mapathon which was held in several cities across the world, with Kampala one of them.
With these efforts, the fight against FGM is becoming stronger with our efforts of creating maps to provide information of safe houses that can be used for girls escaping the practice.