[HOT] Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM Day and everyday your mapping helps

Blake Girardot HOT/OSM blake.girardot at hotosm.org
Mon Feb 6 18:09:50 UTC 2017

Dear Friends,

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres marked the
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation with
a speech calling for a global effort to end the practice. Studies
suggest around 200 million women and girls have been subjected to FGM,
a practice the UN's Sustainable Development Goal aims to abolish by

If you have not had a chance to read Janet Chapman's link she shared
earlier today about Crowd2Map Tanzania's work and how humanitarian
mapping helps Mugumu Safe House stop FGM, please take a moment and
read it. I have included it below. Many of us have worked on these

When I get asked why I map, it is projects like Crowd2Map Tanzania and
Mugumu Safe House  that are the answer. That is why I map. To
contribute in some small way to their work.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Janet Chapman <j.chapman at tanzdevtrust.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 3:57 AM
Subject: [HOT] Online mapping tool gives FGM runaways in Tanzania a path to help
To: "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org>

I thought people might be interested in this article in The Guardian
today.  Thank you to everyone who has helped.  Janet

Online mapping tool gives FGM runaways a path to help


Blake Girardot
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, TM3 Project Manager
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