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State of the Map Milan 2018 - Crowd2map presentation on fighting FGM with maps


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Presentation on how maps can help in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation in Tanzania and how Crowd2Map is training people to map in OpenStreetMap, both remotely and in the field in rural Tanzania. Presentation given at State of the Map 2018 in Milan.

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State of the Map Milan 2018 - Crowd2map presentation on fighting FGM with maps

  1. 1. Fighting Female Genital Mutilation with Maps
  2. 2. FGM The cutting of female genitalia for cultural or religious reasons: Type 1: partial or total removal of the clitoris Type 2: as Type 1 with additional removal of the labia minora and often the labia majora Type 3: re-arrangement of the genitals to narrow the vaginal opening Type 4: all other procedures (pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing)
  3. 3. Girls are rounded up during the ‘Cutting Season’ when they are on school holidays 70% + 50% + Less than 50% FGM Prevalence in Tanzanian Women and Girls 2016
  4. 4. Local FGM survivor and activist Rhobi Samwelly The Tanzania Development Trust supports: • Local Activists • Outreach work • Safe Houses
  5. 5. But girls cannot find the safehouses: And safehouse staff cannot find them:
  6. 6. This is rural Tanzania: This is Dar es Salaam:
  7. 7. Girls in rural Tanzania need MAPS!
  8. 8. We are making them!
  9. 9. Where we’ve mapped so far:
  10. 10. How we map 1. Set up a task on MapSwipe app to determine where the buildings are in the area to be mapped – remote volunteers RV 2. Create a task on HOTOSM Task Manager to map the areas with buildings – RV 3. Add names of buildings, villages etc using Maps.Me app – local volunteers 4. Validate and add any new buildings, names of roads, land use etc using printed FieldPapers – local volunteers – email to RV 5. Create PDFs of village maps using QGIS and email to LV to print. RV = Remote volunteers LV = Local volunteers
  11. 11. REMOTE MAPPERS VS COMMUNITY MAPPERS Highly educated to degree level or beyond Many did not complete secondary school Have used maps in their daily life since childhood Had never seen a map of their local area Own and can skilfully use a large range of technology Had never used a smartphone, or laptop or been online.
  12. 12. Better maps have: • helped 3000+ girls to find safehouses and avoid being cut • coincided with a reduced FGM death rate of 75%
  13. 13. We have trained over 600 local mappers around 40% female
  14. 14. Mapping is a tool towards greater gender equality in Tanzania and we should support the disadvantaged and courageous community of rural female Tanzanian mappers.
  15. 15. @crowd2map Please join us!